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Recurring Toe Swelling
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: Have it evaluated by a professional and determine the cause of the pain and swelling. ...Read more
Many possible causes: 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See a doctor now: You need to see a doctor immediatly. ...Read more
Varies: Multiple potential causes including traumatic, inflammatory, infectious, or related to pressure phenomena among other potential causes. A brief exam would likely tell the cause, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Ingrown Nail: Sounds like an ingrown nail, where part of the nail is pushing into the skin. Could the nail have been traumatized? This needs to be checked out by your physician or a podiatrist (foot specialist). Don't wait. ...Read more
I am experiencing toe swelling and pain shooting down my leg from knee injury. It hurts when laying on it. What should I do?
Action is Knee-ded.: Pain and swelling are pretty good indicators that something is definitely amiss. An evaluation by a knee specialist, if not your first step, is on the horizon. A detailed history of the injury as well a thorough knee evaluation should start the ball rolling. ...Read more
I am experiencing toe swelling, heel pain and foot swelling (quality: in the big toe). The following also describes me: Foot pain. What should I do?
Toe pain: You should show to your Dr and give more details such as when does it come on, what makes it better, what new exercise have you been doing. Are you wearing high heels a lot? So you can find out what is causing this. Then you will know what to do. ...Read more
Bruised spot on lower left leg. Gradually getting bigger and darker. Shooting pain to ankle and 3 & 4 toe. Swelling constantly.
You didn't mention: How it all started, but you need to get medical help immediately if it's spreading! Don't delay. Bruises don't grow, but spider bites with venom do, and especially causing pain. Put ice on it now, elevate it. NO running, and go to the ER and get some medical help on this. Does not sound like it's going away on it's own. ...Read more
All can treat you.: Go to your gp and get a referral to see the podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read more
I am experiencing foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.
? athlete's foot:
You could consider a trial of athlete's foot spray (usually lotrimin or tinactin spray) which are active against yeasts, e.g. Candida albicans.
It is a moist environment that allows for growth of these fungi on the skin of the feet. Give it a try for the next few days and determine if it settles down. Otherwise, see a physician. ...Read more
I am experiencing pain during sex, genital itching, abnormally small penis, smelly feet and toe swelling. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?
Multiple symptoms: Indicates a need to see your doctor. You MAY have an infection. He/she can identify what is going on and help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Recurring toe pain and swelling at same spot. X ray shows no fracture. Pain and swelling reduces after taking ibuprofen. Recurs every 2-3months.
Cousin diagnosis with reactive arthritis after admitted to hosp with extreme toe swelling and high fever. What infections might cause? Bacterial? Viral?
Reactive arthritis: The most common triggers are intestinal infections (with salmonella, shigella or campylobacter) and sexually transmitted infections (with chlamydia trachomatis or neisseria gonorrheae). It represents an autoimmune reaction to the infection. Many times the initial infection may have resolved. ...Read more
Sprain left big toe swelling and painful been resting it (sunday) taking 200mg of ibuprofen any thing else I can do to help to he al it also there is swelling on the ball of mt foot and on the side of the big toe
I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint), toe swelling, foot tenderness to touch, toe inflammation, foot pain, foot...i have some gashes and alot of cuts on my feet big gash on big toe and there really red and swollen?
Hammer Time.: Hammer toes can certainly be painful at times and along with pain, they can be swollen. Hammer toes can be of flexible or rigid variety. Either way, when higher that normal pressure is being applied to the toe, it will react. The reaction is pain, swelling, redness and often callous formation. In extreme cases, the toe can ulcerate and start an infection process. Best to have it examined. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: The pain should improve quickly, but the swelling may take somewhat longer to resolve. ...Read more
My toes are swollen and cold and they are blue, what should I do? When I try to worm them the swelling increases
Needs evaluation: Toes and other extremities can be swollen for a variety of reasons: injury, exposure to cold temps, etc. Based on your description, I would recommend evaluation by your pcp or a vascular surgeon. There are some common conditions (raynauds) which can cause the symptoms you describe but more serious problems need to be ruled out first. ...Read more
There is swelling in left toe but no pain and I have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling? Please reply
Anti inflammatories: Acute gout causes swelling and pain in a joint like the big toe. It is common for docs to treat it with a med like indomethacin (a prescription NSAID). Chronic gout can cause uric acid deposits in joints to develop called tophi. These are not often painful but can cause swelling in joints that don't resolve right away. Talk to your doc to discuss these issues and treatment options. ...Read more
More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more
You are: The only one who can relate if there was trauma or walking barefoot in the locker room. ...Read more
Six to eight weeks: Most toe fractures heal in four to six weeks but swelling may take longer to resolve. ...Read more