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Pinky Toe Bunion
What to do if I think I might have a small tailor bunion on my pinky toe. What can I do to help it?
Surgery, inserts.: Unfortunately, there are no braces or exercises to get rid of a tailor's bunion. If you elect to have surgery, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to choose from to correct your foot. If you would rather, cortisone injections to the joint or orthotics can improve symptoms. ...Read more
I'm starting to think I might have a small tailor bunion on my pinky toe. What can I do to help it?
I have a bump on the side of my pinky toe. It's very hard and it hurts when I wear shoes. Is it a corn or a bunion? What can I do about it.
Corn on toe: Hard skin forming on a toe is called a corn. It is caused by the bone rubbing against something, in your case a shoe. To treat this problem the source of irritation must be removed. Stretch shoes over this spot, pad your toe, or surgery to change the position if the bone in your toe. You should have this confirmed by a podiatrist in your area. ...Read more
Pain on the outside of my foot up near my pinky toe. Almost like an outer bunion. Little knob there & sharp pain to the touch. What could this be?
2 months ago I wore flats for 3hrs. I thought was a blister on the side of my foot under my pinky toe. It swelled & is now purplish. Is it a bunion?
Sprained my ankle 4 weeks ago and still have a lot of pain on the side of my fifth toe (phalange bone area) not a fracture nor a bunion.?
Have it reevaluated: Was the foot x rayed? Have the issue reevaluated in pain persists. ...Read more
Big difference: A corn is simply a build up with keratotic/thick skin, usually overlying a joint or bone prominence. A bunion is a prominence of bone at the large toe joint (metatarsal phalangeal joint). Your toes are probably inflamed from the toes becoming irritated by tight shoes. If the pain persists, a professional evaluation should be scheduled. ...Read more
Possible: Athletes foot, try antifungal cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
An XRAY: An xray is truly the only way. ...Read more
Do you mean: A corn? File it with an emory board. ...Read more
Xray: Only your radiologist knows for sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
May need Xrayfrac: When just the 5th digit is swollen I would think of a fracture depending on how much pain you are having. You should see a podiatrist for an exam and xrays. ...Read more
X-rays: The best way to tell if it is broken and not just swollen is to have radiographs taken. ...Read more
Several options: Depending on what the pimple or bump looks like, you could have an insect bite of some sort, a cyst, stepped on something. There are a variety of things it could be. If it is painful or creating problems get checked out by a podiatrist. If it is getting bigger or changing colors definitly get checked out. ...Read more
Pinky toe: See your podiatrist for an examGet a more detailed answer ›
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Could be anything: It really could be anything ranging from an injury to a soft tissue or bony growth, a callous or even a foreign body. Without a proper physical examination, you will not be able to tell what it is. It would be best to consult with your healthcare provider or podiatrist to determine what is going on with this toe. ...Read more
My sons pinky toe got slammed in our front door. It's bleeding and throbbing. What can I do for him?
Take to the ER: It needs to be checked to make sure there is no fracture or laceration requiring stitches. ...Read more
My pinky toe is swollen and red. It is painful to touch as well. What could be the cause of this problem?
????: More info would certainly be helpful. New pair of shoes? Bump it and possibly broken? ...Read more
Can you have a corn in between your fourth toe and your pinky toe and if so what can I do to get rid of it?
My pinky toes have become tender to the touch and appears swollen out of no where especially my right pinky toe?
Check your shoe size: Make sure that your shoes are not causing this swelling from not being wide enough for your foot? At the end of the day this can be more pronounced than when you get up, and are walking around barefoot. If it has been a chronic problem, you need to see your PCP or your podiatrist to have this evaluated further. Since it's bilateral (both feet), it will be easier to treat together & may be simple. ...Read more
I hit my pinky toe twice 2-3 weeks ago and it still hurts. When will my toe stop hurting? It is just super sore still.
We can not predict: It is difficult to say for us as to when will it start hurting, without knowing the extent and severity of the injury. If it is very painful, it needs to be examined and if indicated xrays might be needed to rule out fracture. So get it checked by your doctor ...Read more