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Pedicure Swollen Sore Toe
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.?
It may be: Infected. If this continues - consider consultation with a podiatrist or your physician. Take care. ...Read more
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?
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.?
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
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
My 4th toe along from my great toe feels swollen and sore. I don't recall bumping it r stubbing my toe. Any idea what this could be?
Many possbilities: Infection, arthralgia, inflammatory condition and circulatory condition are some. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
He may have an: Arthritic condition….I would recommend he see a rheumatologist.. ...Read more
Sore swollen and dry soles of feet. Feel tender, painful. Very swollen under back of toes, why? Seeing my gp tomorrow
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?
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
I stubbed my pinky toe on a wardrobe, it's swollen and after a few hours of hopping about the inside of my toe is all purple, and it's very sore to walk on, I can hardly move that toe my itself and it feels restricted in some way. Could it be broken?
Yes: Or dislocated. Get xrays. Mapply ice. No tight shoes. ...Read more
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?
I have had a sore little toe on my left foot for a couple of weeks, today I noticed it is very swollen and very warm. Any idea why this could be?
It sounds like you are developing an infection.
See a podiatrist. ...Read more
What could be causing the joints on my second toe of each foot to be sore, swollen, and hot with thick skin?
Consult a podiatrist.
Are yoru shoes well fitting? ...Read more
Smallest toe is red, swollen, and throbbing. Has EDS and history of athletes foot. Doesn't seem like athletes foot no sore. What is most likely dx?
See PCP: Likely an injury or an infection. See your PCP. ...Read more
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.
Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?
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
Swollen red toes that have little lumps under skin in the toe pad that feel prickly, sore itchy. Feels like glass in toe but it's not. I have raynauds?
Pain: Any pain. Any soft tissue disease. Does cold induce the symptoms? ...Read more
Second toe on left foot won't heal broke foot and put in boot and told me to rest with foot up. When removed one month later, toe was red, swollen and a big, deep sore on toe. Wound care nurses treated me for 2 weeks and pronounced it healed. Saw doct
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
Toes burn red sometimes feel puffy but aren't swollen feet ankles and lower calves feel achy sore but not painful?
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
Foot swollen 3 weeks not went down some tiny bruise from shoe on top of my foot has been there 2 weeks when I point my toes/stretch its tight&sore -cause?
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
Ankle sore, bruised and swollen from toes to shin. Hurts to walk, toes throb. Was told it was just sprained, no xray was done. Injury from 5 days ago.
Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?
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
My dad's foot is hurting him. It's sore and swollen; I think it may be gout. How can this be treated?
See a podiatrist: He needs an evaluation and blood work to determine the problem before treatment is begun. ...Read more