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Red Inflamed Toe Joint
Been having toe pain. I dance and run and have had bunions forever. It's become inflamed, red, and bruised slightly below the joint. Pressure hurts. ?
I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: pain in joint) and toe inflammation. The following also describes me: Difficulty walking. What should I do?
Detailed history.: There are a whole lot of conditions that will cause big toe joint pain. Inflammation of the capsule, bone cartilage and tendons as well as a metabolic problem are all to be considered. Your age certainly limits some of the possibilities. Having the toe evaluated will immediately reduce the number possibilities. Further testing may be necessary to get to the immediate cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My toe always feels like it needs to pop. No pain. No swelling in joints or redness. I am a runner.
See podiatrist: It's hard to say what is causing the discomfort. Possibly different shoes could help, but see a podiatrist to be sure. In the meantime, try on different running shoes to see if any other kind make it less noticeable.. A podiatrist can evaluate your toe and find out what is wrong and treat the condition as well. ...Read more
Sometimes when I step, my big toe feels like it has a sharp rock in it. There is no swelling, redness or joint pain. Does not hurt to the touch?
I have bad pain in my toe joints on my left foot, no trauma brought this on, there is no swelling or redness. My ankle was the same the other week?
Gout?: With no trauma and pain in joints particularly known for its' love of the big toe (halux), it could be uric acid crystals settling into joint. Age and diet related, so just a wild guess. Go to an md, there at least 2 medications that work for this ailment. Good luck! rule out rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
On my left foot, my toe joint gets really painful. Sometimes red. What could this be? What can I do to make it better?
Painful/swollen 2nd MTP joint (right foot). No discoloration, no redness. Pain subsides w/ diclofenac. What could it be?
What caused a tiny red nodule to appear on the top of 2nd toe joint, no pain, no enclosed shoes in months (only flip-flops), no injury or trauma?
Picture helps.: It could be just about anything. To remove all doubt, you will have to have an examination of the toe. ...Read more
DIP joint of big toe red and swollen, third time in 3 months, last for 2 weeks but doesnt heal 100% and keeps coming back, urid acid OK.
Big toe pain: it could be caused by gout. With acute gout attack the uric acid may not be elevated but in the upper limits of normal. Also you only see changes in the X-Ray if it is chronic gout where there has been joint damage. Other possibility could be infection. Try changing your diet and cut down on your protein intake. This should usually resolve acute gout attacks. If it does not then see a doctor ...Read more
The second joint on my second toe hurts so bad when it's touched.It doesnt look red or swollen but cant bend all the way.Run regularly but no trauma.
Painful toe: joggers sometimes get 'stress' fractures (though they are relatively longer bones of the foot). Get an X-ray. Other possibility includes tendinitis. If X-ray shows no fracture, try anti inflammatory medicine (600-800 mg Ibuprofen 3 times a ay with food) for a few days. If response is not satisfactory , see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On diuretic, if become moderately dehydrated big toes get red/swollen from tip to and including base joint. Is this gout?
Hi, I have got 3 itchy round red spots on top of my toes near the inner joint area. My feet is usually very sweaty. Betasone or egocort? Thanks.
2 dys ago woke upw sudden foot pain. the pain is located in left foot along outside. small toe joint seems to be swollen and is red. hurts to walk on?
Ongoing back outer heel pain. Not pf. Out of walking cast 10 days. Now underside of big toe is numb. Also red under big toe joint. Wait it out?
2nd toe has perm pins to straighten. 2wks ago I dinged the tip.Swelling & bruising gone, but now red, tightly swollen on joint below nail. Infected?
Inflammatory Rx.: There is no need to wonder if, and, or but. The toe has been traumatized and there is a potential for some serious complications. Get to the surgeons office and have it evaluated. Swelling could mean fracture, crack, infection or something else. To remove all doubt, have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st a small toe joint, now side of index finger joint swollen and extremely itchy. Turns red first then purple then fades months later. Worst at night?
I have a bright red and sore spot on top of the joint, closest to nail of big toe, left. Some artritis in other joint. Longtime fungus on nail. Thanks?
Foot care: Individuals with diabetes mellitus and/or on immunosuppressants need to be very cautious about sores and ulcers on their feet. Routine foot care is extremely important. Once an abnormality is noted i would not hesitate to seek medical attention to make sure this is not some type of infection that will get out of hand and result in tissue loss. ...Read more