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One of my big toes is red and swollen on one side. When I got a pedacure it hurt really bad. When things touch that spot it's really sore.?

One of my big toes is red and swollen on one side. When I got a pedacure it hurt really bad. When things touch that spot it's really sore.?

Ingrown toenail: Most probably. The pedicurist probably left a small piece in there. It causes inflammation and infection. Get it checked by a podiatrist before it gets worse ...Read more

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My toe is itchy and swollen but not sore?

My toe is itchy and swollen but not sore?

Wash: Wash it with mild soap and water and observe for a few minutes. If red and swollen please get thoroughly checked by a doctor. You could have athletes foot or an infection ...Read more

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My right small toe is swollen, hot, itchy and sore, I don't recal bumping it, what could it be?

My right small toe is swollen, hot, itchy and sore, I don't recal bumping it, what could it be?

It may be: Infected. If this continues - consider consultation with a podiatrist or your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is my fourth toe swollen and reddish? It did not get hit, bit, bent, scratched or such. It is sore. Could it be gout?

Why is my fourth toe swollen and reddish? It did not get hit, bit, bent, scratched or such. It is sore. Could it be gout?

See a rheumatologist: There are several possible causes. You should see a rheumatologist. Problems such as gout are unlikely in this area. Two possible causes are psoriatic arthritis and reiter's syndrome. ...Read more

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I have stubbed my baby toe last night and is swollen and sore. I I stubbed my baby toe, sore and difficult to walk on. Applied ice.?

I have stubbed my baby toe last night and is swollen and sore. I I stubbed my baby toe, sore and difficult to walk on. Applied ice.?

Probably fractured: It may be fractured. Do you have a hard shoe you can wear? Also, a buddy splint (taping the baby toe to the toe next to it) might alleviate the pain and help keep it immobilized. ...Read more

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The bottom of my toes sore little swollen?

The bottom of my toes sore little swollen?

Difficult to answer: Did you injure your toes? How about touching something that you're allergic to? Is it just your toes or your feet and ankles? You can consult me and I can discuss your case further. Good luck. ...Read more

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I broke my big toe in April and been told break has healed but it's still swollen and really. Sore wen put weight on it. Why is this?

I broke my big toe in April and been told break has healed but it's still swollen and really. Sore wen put weight on it. Why is this?

Re-xray?: Was an x-ray done to confirm the healing? If not, that is where I would start first. If the x-ray showed healing then consider talking to your orthopedic doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

What is the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

Get evaluated: By a podiatrist you need to find out why there is a sore and why it is swollen, is there an infection? If so you am need antibiotics. Is it a fracture? Is it gout?
You need to determine the cause which is best done by a podiatrist, . ...Read more

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The base of my big toes are swollen nand sore I also have a bakers cyst?

The base of my big toes are swollen nand sore I also have a bakers cyst?

See details: The swelling you describe could be gout but also could be several other issues. Have the feet and knee evaluated by a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I get swollen areas on fingers and toes that are sore and hard to the touch. They last about 2 wks. Is this part of my raynaud's disease?

I get swollen areas on fingers and toes that are sore and hard to the touch. They last about 2 wks. Is this part of my raynaud's disease?

Possibly: It is difficult to say without being able to visualize the lesions. If it is, you need to have the raynauds treated before the skin damage becomes major. See a rheumatologist to have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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Did I break my right 4th toe (next to pinkie toe)? I stubbed it hard this morning (16 hrs ago). It is now very swollen and sore and has gotten progressively more painful. I am able to still wiggle/move it. It is swollen in top and bottom.

Possibly: Pain, swelling and bruising can be signs of a fracture but there is no way to know for sure without an xray. Since the pain is getting worse it might be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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The base of my big toes are swollen and very sore?

The base of my big toes are swollen and very sore?

Gout: I am sure you can understand, but your question represents the very definition of when it is time to go to the doctor. Please sign off of the internet and go see your physician today. ...Read more

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I had a pedicure 3 days ago and now my toe is red and a little swollen. What can I do to treat this at home?

I had a pedicure 3 days ago and now my toe is red and a little swollen. What can I do to treat this at home?

Not so Fast.: I'm not sure that the best way to go about handling this potential problem is trying self treatment. Your description is one of a developing cellulitis. The causative agent is either physical pressure from a sharpened nail or the beginning of a bacterial infection. Either cause is best treated by direct examination and implementing the best treatment which may necessitate the use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Toe was swollen, puss in it so I soaked in salt water puss came out but still sore. Still some swelling and hard where puffy, it bleeds when I hit it?

Toe was swollen, puss in it so I soaked in salt water puss came out but still sore. Still some swelling and hard where puffy, it bleeds when I hit it?

After soaking in: Warm water, clean with peroxide then apply neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b). If it gets worse, see your dr for oral antibiotics. Take care! ...Read more

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What does it mean when my big toes are swollen and sore on one side?

Couple of things: Many things can cause swelling on one sided swelling of your great toe. Fracture, infection, and gout are a few examples. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor or a podiatrist for a more thourough evaluation. ...Read more

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The top of my foot aches. The tops of the last three toes feel very sore while bending but they are not swollen. What shouldi do?

Sore toes: Sore stiff toes can occur after an injury or it can be part of symptoms of other medical conditions such as arthritis. Did you injure your foot? X-rays should be taken. See a podiatrist for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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I broke my toe that's next to my big toe just after Christmas, the X-ray showed it was in pieces at the end of my toe, it's still swollen, red, sore a?

I broke my toe that's next to my big toe just after Christmas, the X-ray showed it was in pieces at the end of my toe, it's still swollen, red, sore a?

Root Damage?: It's time to have the toe re-evaluated. The difficulty you are having know is either being caused from the bone or the nail. It is not all that unusual for the nail to become ingrown due to nail root damage during the fracturing of the toe. The timing makes sense. Have an expert do the re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?

Infection: A toe that is red and swollen is concerning for infection. This can happen when an athlete's foot infection between the toes causes an open wound which then gets infected with bacteria. Have it checked by a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more

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Ant bit top of middle toe....now the toe and the top of my foot has swollen where sore to walk or bend used benedryl (cream n oral) and not helped.

Ant bit top of middle toe....now the toe and the top of my foot has swollen where sore to walk or bend used benedryl (cream n oral) and not helped.

Gi-ant Pain.: Ant bites can be a pain. You are doing all the right things. Try elevating the foot and applying an ice pack to the area. Taking an anti inflammatory like Motrin may also help. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. ...Read more

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Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

You state: If I am reading correctly that you "went over on ankle" - then you ask what could it be...sounds like you just told us you sprained your ankle.
Why the toe would be swollen I am not sure, but an xray would be in order for a swollen toe. "Ball of toe" = not sure what you mean by this.) ...Read more

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Dual tissue growth between skin and toenail. One month ago, after going for a 3 hour hike, my big toe on my left foot felt very mildly sore and looked slightly swollen around the base of the nail. One week later, a small tissue growth developed. Two weeks

Dual tissue growth between skin and toenail. One month ago, after going for a 3 hour hike, my big toe on my left foot felt very mildly sore and looked slightly swollen around the base of the nail. One week later, a small tissue growth developed. Two weeks

See podiatrist: Some possibilities may be keratinized tissue, fungus, bacterial colonization, pyogenic granuloma....Without visualization of the lesion harder to give definitive diagnosis. A podiatrist likely can diagnose and offer treatment on seeing the toe. ...Read more

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Bunionectomy with 2 surgical screws placed. I'm 5wk post op. Still very swollen/sore & stiffness in big toe joint area. Is this normal at this point?

Bunionectomy with 2 surgical screws placed. I'm 5wk post op. Still very swollen/sore & stiffness in big toe joint area. Is this normal at this point?

Healing: The healing process for most surgical wounds is 6-8 weeks. The inside part is usually around the same, but obviously variable. I would suggest calling your surgeon to find out for your case. May want to bring you in for a follow up exam as well. Time heals all wounds... Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Soles of feet are red, tender look swollen. Hard and peeling skin on the back of toes, hard skin and sore. Used athletes foot 5 days didn't help?

Soles of feet are red, tender look swollen. Hard and peeling skin on the back of toes, hard skin and sore. Used athletes foot 5 days didn't help?

Tinea Pedis: It sounds like a tinea pedis or athletes foot. Fungus can be very resistant to medication. Put lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream as well as hydrocortisone cream 15 three times a day for a week. Also, dry feet and toes carefully, then apply gold bond powder into your socks immediately after bathing or swimming. Good luck. ...Read more

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Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Stressed Bone Fx.: OOO! Could be a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal. You might want to take a trip to the local surgery and have an x-ray to see if the metatarsal is sick. There are other possibilities as well, but my money is on the bone. ...Read more

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My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!

My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!

Soccer toe: Pain under the toe nail can be due to worn out or poorly fitting soccer boots. Make sure you are fitted and padding the top of the toe can definitely help. Losing a nail due to a subungual (beneath the nail) hematoma is not that uncommon. Should these fail, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My pinky toe is red, swollen and tender to the touch, what's wrong?

My pinky toe is red, swollen and tender to the touch, what's wrong?

Injury: Did you injure it, do you have ingrown toenail, see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more