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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My pinky toe is swollen and the swelling won't go down. What might help?

My pinky toe is swollen and the swelling won't go down. What might help?

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.

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Caught my pinky toe on a chair on Thanksgiving. Taping it to next toe, made it hurt more. Swelling is gone and bruising below other toes. Sug?

Caught my pinky toe on a chair on Thanksgiving. Taping it to next toe, made it hurt more. Swelling is gone and bruising below other toes. Sug?

Get it x-rayed: See if its broken. I was never one for buddy taping. I prefer just to wrap the injured toe.

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Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

This does not sound: Like athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, which causes a red, itchy and possibly slightly painful rash, but does not cause the kind of pain and swelling you are describing. Please see your doctor to get properly evaluated and treated.

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Cause of big toe swelling?

Cause of big toe swelling?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor since there are many causes for this.

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How can big toe swelling be treated?

How can big toe swelling be treated?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of toe swelling can include localized issues such as arthritis, infection, ingrown toe nails, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) gout, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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What is the definition or description of: Big toe swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Big toe swelling?

Mr. Big Stuff.: Described as an edematous toe or an enlargement of the great toe area caused by the retention of water. This swelling may or may not be accompanied by redness, heat, pain or a limited range of movement.

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What should I do for second toe swelling and redness if there's no pain?

What should I do for second toe swelling and redness if there's no pain?

See doctor: This could be due to a multiple of problems including a broken toe, bone infection, abscess to the toe, gout, etc. The only way to know for sure is to see your podiatrist, before the problem becomes worse.

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I have severe toe swelling after I rolled my ankle, what should I do?

I have severe toe swelling after I rolled my ankle, what should I do?

Have it evaluated.: Some causes of toe swelling can include localized issues such as arthritis, infection, ingrown toe nails, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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What can I do about toe swelling and pain?

What can I do about toe swelling and pain?

Ice and elevation: Toe pain especially 1st toe pain can come from a variety of factors such as gout. If the toe is red hot and swollen then you will need to consult your local podiatrist. Also, if any trauma happen to the toe with swelling, ice and elevation are great techniques to reduce swelling and pain.

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How common is it for somebody to get toe swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get toe swelling?

Toe swelling: Unfortunately, the causes of a digit swelling are numerous. From infectious to traumatic to orthopedic to metabolic. The cause of the swelling needs to be determined so that appropriate treatment plan can be implemented. Swelling of a toe is not uncommon, however.

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How long does it take for toe swelling to go down?

It depends: On what caused it. For example toe swelling as a post op complication is difficult to get rid of and takes a long time. Toes can be wrapped (be careful not to cut off circulation) with a material like coban, or coflex one inch.

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What is the definition or description of: Toe swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Toe swelling?

Toe swelling.: Toe swelling or edema, is the enlargement of the toe as compared to other surrounding toes or from the toe's normal size. This enlargement is usually caused by an accumulation of fluid within the tissue spaces of the toe.

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41 year old male having toe swelling and pain after toes being cold?

41 year old male having toe swelling and pain after toes being cold?

Have it evaluated.: Some causes of toe swelling can include localized issues such as arthritis, infection, ingrown toe nails, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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Toe Swelling (Definition)

Toe swelling or edema, is the enlargement of the toe as compared to other surrounding toes or from the toe's normal size. This enlargement is usually caused by an accumulation of fluid within the tissue ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more