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Doctor insights on: Periodic Chronic Pain In My Two Small Toes On Left Foot

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I suffer from a back injury compression fracture and chronic pain. My left foot felt swollen tonight in past cold and numb a little why? What do I do?

I suffer from a back injury compression fracture and chronic pain. My left foot felt swollen tonight in past cold and numb a little why? What do I do?

See a doctor: You did not mention where is your compression fracture, what is the cause and has there been a recent imaging study. The concern is there may be some form of compression wither at the cord or at the nerve root level. See your doctor and possibly be evaluated by a neurologist and possibly by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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I have been feeling a persistent pain along the outer edge of my left foot which worsens after getting up in the morning. The pain subsides but never goes away. Could it beplantar fasciitis?

I have been feeling a persistent pain along the outer edge of my left foot which worsens after getting up in the morning. The pain subsides but never goes away. Could it beplantar fasciitis?

Could be...: Plantar fascitis if the pains occur mainly in the heel area and even possibly the arch. It could also be generalized arthritis and a number of other possibilities. Take the insoles out of your shoes and replace them with ones that have more arch support. The one i recommend most is the spenco polysorb cross-trainer insole. If you don't need as much cushioning, the total support is also good. ...Read more

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After foot injury, I was left with chronic pain, supposedly sesamoiditis. Can't do physical activity after that because of pain. Any new treatment?

What treatment: Has been tried? Are either sesamoid fractured? Keeping pressure off the region of pain is key, so its important to know what if anything has been tried so as to not repeat what already has failed..... ...Read more

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I've been having chronic pain on the top of my foot at the base of my pinky toe and the toe next to it. whats going on? getting worse and worse.

I've been having chronic pain on the top of my foot at the base of my pinky toe and the toe next to it. whats going on? getting worse and worse.

May need follow-up: Could be a Morton's Neuroma, make sure you wear wide toe shoes that have a thick sole. May try massaging the area with warm water. If not netter you need to see a Physician. ...Read more

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Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?

Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w  intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?

RA, Osteoarthritis: When you have symptoms on both sides, it can open up the possibility of ra. Joints in RA or any other inflammatory arthritis, usually present with swelling , pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a result of wear on the cartilage in joints. The only way to find out what type is through blood tests and screening techniques to test for rheumatoid factor. ...Read more

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I have corn on my toe and two small dots but they don't pain yet.i have had surgery for my left foot but i want the removal of corn without surgery now?

I have corn on my toe and two small dots but they don't pain yet.i have had surgery for my left foot but i want the removal of corn without surgery now?

Palliative care: Any skilled podiatrist can remove your corn without bone surgery painlessly. Unfortunately, it will return after some time. This can be done repeatedly until it comes back so quickly that you opt for surgery- which may be years until it worsens. I do not recommend corn plasters as they burn the skin and are fraught with complications. ...Read more

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Had surgery 6 mo. ago to correct flail toe from previous 2nd mtp surgery(crossover).Now have chronic pain.Cortisone didn't work.Desperate.Options?

Challenge of chronic: After you've been evaluated as having no further physical corrections needed - or possible - what about the pain?It's not easy and often opioids make life worse! Psychotherapy targeted at pain mgmt is rare but very helpful - it can incl CBT and hypnosis. Meditation, accupuncture are options too as are special shoes and local analgesic creams. Be patient - seek distractions - Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have chronic pain from entrapped nerve in scar from foot surgery. Conservative tx failed. How successful is surgery to destroy nerve? Risks?

I have chronic pain from entrapped nerve in scar from foot surgery. Conservative tx failed. How successful is surgery to destroy nerve? Risks?

This would depend : On which nerve, location of entrapment and method of destruction. One can use chemicals, can heat the tissue or freeze it to ablate it. If you are in pain, i would think the reward outweighs the risk.
Otherwise what are you left with? A painful foot.....Good luck, I am sure you are frustrated. Usually, the procedure you ask about is done under a small incision if and the risk should be minimal. ...Read more

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Could a turf toe injury (ignored for 1.5 years) be misdiagnosed/not noticed due to sesamoiditis (w/MRIs)? could that cause chronic pain in the area?

Could a turf toe injury (ignored for 1.5 years) be misdiagnosed/not noticed due to sesamoiditis (w/MRIs)? could that cause chronic pain in the area?

Tough to treat.: Sesamoiditis is considered to be just one component of a severe form of turf toe. Turf toe is just a term used to describe injury to the plantar structures of the big toe joint. One of the components are the sesamoids ant the tendon they sit in. Sesamoiditis, whether due to fracture, dislocation or inflammation is some times difficult to resolve and often requires either partial or total removal. ...Read more

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How effective are neuro-stimulators (i.E. Medtronics) for long term relief of chronic pain? After a back fusion, my wife has had chronic burning foot pain. She recently had a neuro-stimulator embedded for relief of this debilitating foot pain. Does hist

The : The new generation of stimulators have been far more efective that the first generation of these devices some years back. They are not perfect but in general terms help reduce pain in many patients to a significant degree. Hope your wife does well. ...Read more

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Foot pain and spasms feet always cold, chronic pain, spasms most of the night, having trouble walking

Foot pain and spasms feet always cold, chronic pain, spasms most of the night, having trouble walking

This needs diagnosis: Could be vascular intermittent claudication, but could be peripheral neuropathy or tarsal tunnel syndrome. Some niva studies and EMG should pin down quite nicely, and then get it treated. ...Read more

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What causes my foot to react to cold with extreme pain I do have scar tissue , altered feeling in this foot and suffer from chronic pain from surgery?

Raynauds?: Raynaud's is disorder where there is a severe constriction or spasm of the arteries to the hands or feet. Classically the digits turn white then blue and then red. The red comes after the blood vessels open back up. There is often pain associated with this, too. This phenomena happens with cold exposure. Your doctor would be able to figure this out. ...Read more

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Do i need to get my dr to refer me to a specailist as I have chronic pain and altered feeling in my foot and ankle and significant scar tissue

Foot & ankle pain: Yes. You should see a specialists. It's important to find the source of your pain and see what are the best treatments available to help your condition. They will perform a physical exam, learn about your symptoms, and possibly order some tests (emg, x-ray, mri...). Based on these, they should come up with a comprehensive plan to treat your pain. Hang in there! ...Read more

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I got a pedicure 3 weeks ago & I've had a boil or infection on my toe there's puss blood discoloration and chronic pain. I was seen & still have sympt?

I got a pedicure 3 weeks ago & I've had a boil or infection on my toe there's puss blood discoloration and chronic pain. I was seen & still have sympt?

Paronychia: This sounds like a paronychia which is a common infection of the soft tissue that surrounds fingernails and toenails. Since it can abscess, it can be very painful. It is often caused by picking at or trimming the cuticle area. The best treatments include having a doctor clean the abscess drain the pus pocket. Antibiotics help, but it sounds like you may need to have the area drained ...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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Chronic pain in arch of foot. All day and night. Shoes or barefoot. Tender to touch. Calf seems to be getting weaker. Access navicular, tendon area?

Chronic pain in arch of foot. All day and night. Shoes or barefoot. Tender to touch. Calf seems to be getting weaker. Access navicular, tendon area?

Either : Lantar fascitiis or posterior tibial tendonitis would be my diagnosis. I've the arch, wear an arch support, antiinflammatory I'd not contraindicated. Stretching is good. ...Read more

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Broke my big toe in half 3 mo ago it's still red having chronic pain in my legs and knees hips no energy . Can u please advise me?

Broke my big toe in half 3 mo ago it's still red having chronic pain in my legs and knees hips no energy . Can u please advise me?

Pain/poor energy: Have it rechecked and have another X-RAY. You may need blood work. Concerns would be poor healing and particularly infection at the site. Also have your other joints checked. All the best and I hope it gets sorted out and that you start to feel better. ...Read more

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I have had this acute pain radiating from my back down my thigh chronic pain in my knee and pins and needles in my foot, my dr gave me gabapentin tramadol and diasapan but I have had this for three weeks now and the medication does not seem to work the pa

I have had this acute pain radiating from my back down my thigh chronic pain in my knee and pins and needles in my foot, my dr gave me gabapentin tramadol and diasapan but I have had this for three weeks now and the medication does not seem to work the pa

Consider MRI : It sound like you are experiencing sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing pain running down the leg. If it has been worsening over three weeks with what sounds like appropriate medications, an MRI will usually help to determine the root cause and tell you your treatment options. ...Read more

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Left foot navicular bone pain small estophye now its so painful i cant walk on it help!! mum of two toddlers?

Left foot navicular bone pain small estophye now its so painful  i cant walk on it help!! mum of two toddlers?

Osteophyte: If you are I able to achieve relief from footwear or protection, see your doctor for a referral to a Podiatrist for further care. All the best. This sounds very painful. ...Read more

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For twos days I've had slight numbness and tingling in the arch of my left foot, and slightly blurred vision. Now I have a small bump on my calf. bad?

For twos days I've had slight numbness and tingling in the arch of my left foot, and slightly blurred vision. Now I have a small bump on my calf. bad?

Be seen: It is really hard to say without the benefit if an exam and things, there are multiple causes from benign to more serious. I would be seen with particular attention to the complaint of blurring of your vision, which in general is not a normal complaint and can be seen in serious neurological conditions as it's first presentation; ms being one example. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in legs and arms, , knee pain, and numbness in two toes on left foot. Last year my neurologist found nerve damsge.Now worse?

What could be causing pain in legs and arms, , knee pain, and numbness in two toes on left foot. Last year my neurologist found nerve damsge.Now worse?

Neuropathy: makes one more susceptible to focal nerve compression. If you have underlying neuropathy find and treat the causes. It may be time to schedule a follow up with your neurologist to see if you have developed other problems like Carpal Tunnel, Tarsal Tunnel, Ulnar neuropathy or Peroneal Neuropathy as the treatment may be different than what was suggested a year ago. ...Read more

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My son (15 months) has a webbed toe on his left foot (small toes) can that be surgically fixed? What are the possible side effects? Thanks!

My son (15 months) has a webbed toe on his left foot (small toes) can that be surgically fixed? What are the possible side effects? Thanks!

I wouldn't...: Webbed toes is the common name for syndactly affecting the feet. It is characterized by the fusion of two or more digits of the feet. In humans it is considered unusual, occurring in approximately one in 2, 000 to 2, 500 live births. The exact cause of the condition is unknown. The toes can be surgically separated, but there is no real reason to do this unless there is significant pain. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left outer side of my left foot and small toe

I have pain on my left outer side of my left foot and small toe

Podiatrist needed!: A visit to a podiatrist should help diagnose the problem. Xrays and a history should help relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Why do I feel on my small toe a sort of an electricity and i can feel the pain for seconds and i can't possibly step my left foot? It keeps on going f

Why do I feel on my small toe a sort of an electricity and i can feel the pain for seconds and i can't possibly step my left foot? It keeps on going f

Nerve entrapment: If one of the nerves to the toe is entrapped or enlarged (neuroma), electrical sensations will often radiate out to the toe. See a podiatrist. They will likely try a cortisone injection or two to calm the nerve down. If pain persists, sometimes the pinched portion of nerve is removed. ...Read more