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What is wrong with the base of big toe. So much pain, redness, swollen, can't really walk on it and it keeps cracking and popping when I do walk on it?

What is wrong with the base of big toe. So much pain, redness, swollen, can't really walk on it and it keeps cracking and popping when I do walk on it?

Hallux Limitus: Hallux limitus is a painful arthritic condition of the big toe joint where the toe meets the foot. Cortisone injections, icing, antiinflammatories, and orthotics are very helpful. Ultimately you may need surgery to clean out the joint and decompress the joint for more motion. You may also be suffering from an acute gout attack of the joint. The treatment is similar. See a podiatrist! ...Read more

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48 hrs ago I developed severe toe pain with swelling & redness. It's still swollen & red, but not very painful. Should I see a doctor? Ddx?

48 hrs ago I developed severe toe pain with swelling & redness. It's still swollen & red, but not very painful. Should I see a doctor? Ddx?

1out of 3 ain't bad.: As with most conditions developing into a painful, swollen and red condition, knowing the proximal clinical history is necessary to determine the cause, problem and solution. The good thing is that at least the pain appears to be resolving. Give the toe a little more time to see if the redness and swelling also reduce. If things don't improve, then a foot specialist may be the next person to see. ...Read more

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I really stubbed my toe yesterday its very swollen has bruising and blackness and redness all around my little toe I don't know what to do it hurts so bad?

I really stubbed my toe yesterday its very swollen has bruising and blackness and redness all around my little toe I don't know what to do it hurts so bad?

Tape to 4th toe: You may have a broken toe. You'll need an x-ray to know for sure. In the meantime you can reduce your symptoms by buddy taping to the 4 th toe. Put a piece of gauze between the toes nat tape them together. A shoe with a stiff bottom that doesn't bend easily will help as well. ...Read more

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My middle toe is red on the side swollen, why?

My middle toe is red on the side swollen, why?

Many possibilities: Including infection, gout, fracture, an arthritic condition. I'd visit a doctor. ...Read more

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The toe next to my big to is red swollen and painful to touch. What do I do?

Swollen toe: There are a number of possibilities for a swollen toe: gout, arthritis, ingrown toe nail, fungal infection, bacterial infection and trauma. See your local doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My middle toe has been swollen and slightly red for 4-5 days. It slightly hurts. Why?

My middle toe has been swollen and slightly red for 4-5 days. It slightly hurts. Why?

Injury/ infection: Should have it evaluated. This could be inflammation, infection or injury dr l. ...Read more

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I got a bite on my toe don't know what it its but its swollen and its open with red dot what kind of spider could it be?

Watch the Wound.: I'm not sure if you are describing the wound as having a red dot or the spider as having a red dot. The initial treatment is to clean the wound with soap and water, apply a topical antibiotic and light dressing. An ice or cold pack helps with the swelling and pain. You need to watch to make sure that the wound does not start spreading, causing tissue damage, in which case you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause red / swollen toes?

What could cause red / swollen toes?

Many reasons: You could have infection, inflamation, arthritis, auto immune disease, vascular problems. These are some reasons there are many more. ...Read more

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What could cause my pinky toe to be swollen and red?

What could cause my pinky toe to be swollen and red?

Pinky toe: Your pinky toe can become swollen and red from many different reasons. An ingrown toenail with an infection can cause this and also trauma to the toe can also cause these symptoms. You should be seen by a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Both of my little toes are red and swollen is there anything at home I can do?

Shoes or Toes.: The first thing to do is find the cause of the redness and swelling. Since it involves both little toes, my first guess is that your shoes have something to do with it. Of course, the other way to look at it is that your toes are to big. The solution is to change the style of the shoes or change the style of the toes. I go for a serious reconsideration in shoe style and fit. ...Read more

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What can cause red swollen toes?

Several: Certain condition can cause this such as raynaulds phenomenum. This is a benign condition of spasms of the venous/end arterioles of the digits. Cold and stress and smoking are triggers. ...Read more

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What caused my big toe swollen and red?

Possibilities: Gout, infection, trauma are most likely ones. Was there any break in skin or injury? If not, may be gout. See podiatrist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Big toe very sensitive, painful, swollen and red. Broken?

Big toe very sensitive, painful, swollen and red. Broken?

Please have this: Checked. There are a number of possible problems. An infection needs to be ruled out. Recommend seeing your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Hello my big toe is very swollen and red on the left side? What do I do

Hello my big toe is very swollen and red on the left side? What do I do

Get evaluated: Based on your description this could be an ingrown nail, cellulitis or skin infection, or from an injury. To many possibilities to say specific, you would need it looked at if it does not go away in a day or so. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red after dropping book on it. Will it heal?

Yes: You may just have a bad bruise on it or you may have a stress fracture but it should resolve as long as the alignment is good and you rest. Stress fractures take 4-6 weeks to heal but may have swelling present for 2-4 months. If painful when walking you may seek help or get an x-ray. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen, red, painful, and sometimes itchy toes only in the winter season?

Erythromelagia?: This is characterized by burning pain and warmth and redness of the extremities. Although your description does not completely match what is considered erythromelagia this is the characteristic description. Itchy toes always make one think of fungus infection - athletes foot. In winter wearing heavier shoes and boots may be involved, or else you are allergic to your winter boots. ...Read more

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I stepped on a bee last weekend and my toe is still red, swollen and firm. Can't bend it. Not sure if stinger is still in. Suggestions?

I stepped on a bee last weekend and my toe is still red, swollen and firm. Can't bend it. Not sure if stinger is still in. Suggestions?

Stinger probably in: See your foot specialist tomorrow. Stinger is probably still in place. Soak in warm soapy water 20 min and cover with antibiotic ointment and a band aid as a precaution. Dr l. ...Read more

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Both my second toes get swollen on and off only fall through spring. They turn red & hot lasts 1-2wks then goes away tested neg. For gout!?

Both my second toes get swollen on and off only fall through spring. They turn red & hot lasts 1-2wks then goes away tested neg. For gout!?

See a rheumatologist: Gout is still one possibility. Sometimes the uric acid in the blood is falsely low during an attack. Although difficult to do from a small second toe joint, seeing crystals in joint fluid is the gold standard test for gout. You can also get a dual energy cat scan of the foot which may show gout. Other types of arthritis can mimic gout. Please see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I'm 28 one day I woke up with my middle toe swollen and hurting red and hot to the touch over the next 3 days it's gotten so painful I can't walk?

Could be: Gout is you are male as females do not get gout until they reach menopauuse. Could be other type of inflammatory condition, arthritity or infection. See podiatrist for examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I walked through puddles last night & my toe has been hurting all day. It's quite painful, red, & swollen. Should I be worried about nec fasc?

I walked through puddles last night & my toe has been hurting all day. It's quite painful, red, & swollen. Should I be worried about nec fasc?

Jump the Puddles.: It is pretty hard to come down with an infection in the toe in less than 24 hours of coming in contact with a potential contaminate. Could be possible that the inflamed state is due to the physical irritation of puddle walking? To remove all doubt, you might want to see a specialist in the next day, if the symptoms do not improve. ...Read more