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What would cause 2 purple spots on both big toes, in the same area? I thought maybe shoes but I have been wearing sandals.

What would cause 2 purple spots on both big toes, in the same area? I thought maybe shoes but I have been wearing sandals.

The symmetry of it: suggests you are doing something to both feet, perhaps where you are putting your feet, under desk, sure sounds like bruises from something external. If more appear see your doctor ...Read more

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I have two blue or purple spots on two of my toes on my left foot. noticed after wearing tight boots. Been present for months now. starts in big toe.

I have two blue or purple spots on two of my toes on my left foot. noticed after wearing tight boots. Been present for months now. starts in big toe.

Toe Pressure Spots: You probably just have pressure irritation from your tight boots. Consider changing to slightly longer or one with a deeper toe box. Dr Rich Blake Have the shoe store give their advice. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.

I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful.  I'm also diabetic.

Diabetic: I tell all my diabetic patients no matter how minor you may think it is always get it checked because its possible to lead to something much more serious. ...Read more

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My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

Spots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have small red blood spots on side of big toe really painful and won't heal what are they and how can it be grates pls?

I have small red blood spots on side of big toe really painful and won't heal what are they and how can it be grates pls?

Need more informatio: The spots that you describe as blood spots need to be evaluated. I can't tell from your description as to whether the blood spots are tender themselves or are these dilated vessels, are there areas of loss of tissue, or are there neurologic issues involved,so we need more information. These could be an area of trauma depending on your shoe ...Read more

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After running had sharp needle like pain in big toe and sharp needle pain in heel just in those two spots what on earth?!

After running had sharp needle like pain in big toe and sharp needle pain in heel just in those two spots what on earth?!

Needle pain: This sounds like nerve contusion, depending on the location at the heel , and definitely at the toe. Without a physical exam it sounds like over pronation resulting in the big toe pain. Xrays are certainly also needed to rule out bone spurs and fracture . See your podiatrist for that evaluation and x rays. ...Read more

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"Sprained" my big toe 2 months ago in soccer, and it instantly turned black and blue. Toe is still swollen and painful in spots. Is this normal?

Turf toe: Very common to injure great toe in soccer or football. You need to give the area extra support by tapping it or using an ace wrap . Ice after playing , use iNsaids . Avoid going without shoes. It may not resolve until 6-8 weeks after your soccer season is complete. ...Read more

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I have a black spot under both of my big toe nails. What can cause black spots under my big toe?

Subungual : Hematoma or blood under the nail is a possibility. Splinter hemorrage is also possibility. Melanoma can present this way but fact yu have it on both big nails would render this possibility as less likely. ...Read more

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