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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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How to tell if bony growth on big toe base is a bunion, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis or gout/tophi? Only on right foot.

How to tell if bony growth on big toe base is a bunion, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis or gout/tophi? Only on right foot.

See a podiatrist: Go see a podiatrist. Gout would flare up and you have intense pain. Arthritis is due to joint space narrowing which is very possible. Ra 36 yo male not likely and it is on both side, bunion is a possibility. Usually if the bony growth on the side of the big toe joint its a bunion. Top of the big toe joint is arthritis. Podiatrist can tell you exactly what you got and how to take care of it. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

Best??: If you can be comfortable with a change in shoes or a pad - good. If padding or shoe change does not work other conservative measures are not likely to work either. Surgery would then be your best course. ...Read more

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What infections can grow under the big toe nail?

What infections can grow under the big toe nail?

Everything: Under the nail is warm and moist, just about all bacterial, fungi and other nasties can live and thrive if the nail is loose or detached at the end. ...Read more

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Can metatarsal cuneiform joint exostosis go away and come back. The bump is on my little toe bone almost exactly between the toe and ankle?

Can metatarsal cuneiform joint exostosis go away and come back.  The bump is on my little toe bone almost exactly between  the toe and ankle?

Exostosis: Exostosis is a growth of bone also known as a bone spur. That does not go away usually on its own. Surgical intervention helps with that. The bump you described is hard to visualize but could be a cyst. Have it checked out by your podiatrist. ...Read more

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There is some swelling under my toe nail on the big toe. At times puss comes from the swollen area on top of the nail. Help?

There is some swelling under my toe nail on the big toe. At times puss comes from the swollen area on top of the nail. Help?

Nail bed infection: It sounds like there is infection in the nail bed. You may need an incision around that area to let the pus completely drained with or without antibiotic. ...Read more

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Looking for treatment of a bone bruise on ball of foot?

Looking for treatment of a bone bruise on ball of foot?

Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more

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Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Determine cause : Protecting the area from excessive shoe pressure is often helpful. Wider and more supportive shoes can also help. Orthotic inserts in shoes can improve poor biomechanics. It is best to determine reason for the spur to have occurred to treat properly. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My daughter has one nail growing on top of the other. The top nail lifts at the base of her finger and there is a second nail underneath? What's wrong

My daughter has one nail growing on top of the other. The top nail lifts at the base of her finger and there is a second nail underneath? What's wrong

Chances are: The "old" nail on top became detached and a new nail started growing, which is pushing the old one out. If there is no pain, in time, the old nail will fall out. If she has pain, bring her to a dermatologist. When the old nail falls off, it won't be a bloody mess or painful. She can put the nail under her pillow at night and the nail fairy will leave her a dollar. (and boy is she ugly!). ...Read more

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There's an indentation across the middle of the nail on my big toe and a one in the corner of my other big toe?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for indentations and lines on the nails, but the most common cause is trauma. Injuring the nail bed especially at the base of the nail can cause temporary and permanent ridges or indentations. I recommend you see a podiatrist to have them evaluated if they are not improving. ...Read more

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My husband's right big toe hurts on the outside of the toe, no ingrown toenails or fractures. It's just the big toe not the joints. What could it be?

My husband's right big toe hurts on the outside of the toe, no ingrown toenails or fractures. It's just the big toe not the joints. What could it be?

Several possibilites: Broken toe bone, dislocated toe bone/joint, gout, bruising are all possible. With his young age, watch closely and if not getting better in a few days, then get evaluated at a local minor er with x-ray. Go sooner if fever, worsening pain, redness develop. Be well. ...Read more

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About the bump on side of the toe, it isn't on the side of the foot like a bunion, it's actually on the toe?

About the bump on side of the toe, it isn't on the side of the foot like a bunion, it's actually on the toe?

Toe Bump.: There are only so many things it can possibly be. First of all, it is either involves soft tissue, bone or both. Soft tissue bumps could be things like bursa, synovial cyst or similar structures. Bone bump could be enlargement of the base of the distal toe bone, or enlargement of the head of the proximal toe bone. The whole bump structure could be as a result of arthritis secondary to trauma. ...Read more

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How to treat a cut on the corner of my big toe, beside me toe nail?

How to treat a cut on the corner of my big toe, beside me toe nail?

Read below: If this is a cut, not athletes foot fungus, i would put a very thin layer of neosporin ointmen and a bandaid to the area 2 times per day. After the cut heals, put vaseline on the area for a few days to make sure it does not break open. If this is red, swollen or infected, please see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Door slammed on my pinky, bottom part of nail is out of the skin and nail is tilted to the side. Will the nail grow back normally?

Door slammed on my pinky, bottom part of nail is out of the skin and nail is tilted to the side. Will the nail grow back normally?

Nail Damage: More than likely, unless the trauma was severe enough to injure the nail plate. Just wait and see. Toenails take 9 months to grow from the base to the tip. ...Read more

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After bunion surgery, my bone fused with pseudo bone. Now there is a bone spur, or growth on top of that joint. What can be done?

After bunion surgery, my bone fused with pseudo bone. Now there is a bone spur, or growth on top of that joint. What can be done?

Depends: Discuss with your operating surgeon about any questions you have regarding surgical outcomes and possible necessary steps to address this issue. ...Read more

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What kind of head is typically on screws which hold tissue into the bunion to keep the big toe straight?

What kind of head is typically on screws which hold tissue into the bunion to keep the big toe straight?

Hex: Interesting question. There are a number of manufacturers of the screws that we use in bone; and so there are a number of different screw drivers. That being said, the majority of screws have a hex head. ...Read more

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