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Redness in big toe has happened about 4x this year. Lasts about a month. Some soreness

Redness in big toe has happened about 4x this year. Lasts about a month. Some soreness

Big toe: This sounds like the progression of an ingrown nail. See your podiatrist as you will have a full blown infection eventually. Soaking in just warm water really won't help. The best thing to do is not to play around at home as you have had 4 instances and it is sore, but see your podiatrist for the right help ...Read more

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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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My big toe nail isn't growing and there is a redness around the nail origin, I took anti-biotic pills but it still the same.

My big toe nail isn't growing and there is a redness around the nail origin, I took anti-biotic pills but it still the same.

Paronychia: Sometimes the infection gets into the Cuticle area and affects the growth of the nail. See a Podiatrist that specializes in the feet/nail conditions of the foot and if properly evaluated and treated, you should be soon on your way to recovery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Last night I woke up and my big toe was throbbing. No swelling, sensitivity or redness. Could wearing flip flops cause this? Today it is gone.

Maybe?: If that was something new to your daily routine, then maybe the flip flops irritated your toe somehow. I am glad the pain is gone now. ...Read more

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Part: left big toe symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part: left big toe symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part:left big: You could have an infection in the toenail or gouty attack. Need to see a podiatrist to differentiate. If toenail is infected might need cutting it back under local anesthesia and PO and topical antibiotics, to r/o gout need a blood test for uric acid. Either way need to be treated ...Read more

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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?

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?

Neuropathic pain: Sounds like it could be a pinched or compressed nerve that occurs when walking or applying a certain type of movement. Try supportive footwear and if persists, see Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Big toe turns red and blue what can it be?

Infected: Ingrown toenails could do that. Does the toenail look ingrown or infected? ...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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Toe next to big toe is inflamed, bright red, pain but no pus. Pain keeping me up at night, what could this be?

It could be infected: It could be broken amongst two possibilities, gout should be included in any differential as well as possibility of. Some sort of arthridity. ...bottom line is you should have it checked out, ...Read more

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Why is my big toe have a red spot?

Why is my big toe have a red spot?

Have it looked at.: Could be irritation, friction, a bite, or the start of an infection. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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