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Sensitive Toe Tips
I got mild frost nip on my toes and they turned into hard white callouses. Now they are very sensitive and dark red around the affected areas?
I have these bumps on my toes and in between them. They're hard skin with a little hole at the top, it's very sensitive a little tap hurts. What is it?
Much easier: To diagnose with a picture you may be referring to hard and soft corns....which occur over bony prominences if that's what it is. If there is a hole though that is a potential problem and you should seek out treatment with a foot doctor. ...Read more
Please have this: Checked. There are a number of possible problems. An infection needs to be ruled out. Recommend seeing your podiatrist. ...Read more
I twisted my ankle two days ago. Should I be concerned with it being very sensitive to the touch, and not being able to point my toes?
Treatment so far???: It depends on just how you have been treating the injury of two days ago. Failure to apply ice, elevating and resting the ankle with mild compression can prolong your recovery. Uncontrolled ankle swelling could account for your symptoms. If the RICE protocol has not been used, it is time to start, reducing the amount of ice time. You other option is to visit the local urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more
My big toe hurts really bad. I feel like nerves are super sensitive so even the slightest touch hurts it really bad. I fell on my toe yesterday?
Outer pinky toe is very red and a bit swollen, possible corn? Very sensitive to touch so if it is a corn I can't file it down. Suggestions?
Soften: If it is a corn, then soaking your foot in warm water for 10 min or so should soften it so you can file it off. If not then see a podiatrist. Could be an early infection. ...Read more
I was ruff housing in the pool and now the side of my big toe is red and hurts to touch and it's sensitive to hot water what should I do I don't know if I could of hit it on something or what?
Infection vs injury: Impossible to tell whether you developed an infection or injured yourself w/o more detail. Any nicks, scratches or cuts that could serve as source of infection? Given the adrenaline rushing during rough housing, it's also possible you injured yourself w/o knowing so. We recommend warm compresses for infection & ice for acute injuries so you're 50:50. If no better in a few days, go see ur FamilyDoc ...Read more
My son has little purple dots from neck to toe and is sensitive to touch on neck and chest what could it be and should I take him to the ER?
Consider Petechia: "purple dots" can represent rash known as petechia. If you push on the rash, and it does not blanch - consider either petechia or purpura. While petechia are usually associated with self-limited viral infection in kids, can be present in more severe infection like sepsis and bacterial meningitis. Should be evaluated asap, especially if associated with fever and/or neck pain. ...Read more
I used an over the counter corn pad on my toe which had a sensitive callus and now it has gotten much worse and swollen. How can I heal my skin?
For a month, the front of my big toe has been extremely sensitive. For two days, the front and side of my toe nail is visibly red. What should I do?
Find Help: Sounds like an ingrown nail that may becoming infected. I don't know why it occurred in the last 2 days, but too short or tight shoes may have made it worse. You need the side of the nail that is red removed, soaking in warm water with Epsom salts will help, possibly antibiotics needed if redness is not resolved in a few days. ...Read more
My little toe is purple on top, itchy, dry and slightly painful, very sensitive to heat and have not stubbed it or hit it, what could it be?
Area in the upper outer lower leg below the fibula head that's sensitive to touch. Doesn't hurt to run or walk. Feel slight pull when pointing toes?
AFootDropInTheBucket: A nerve passes superficially around that area (the peroneal nerve) so maybe you bumped it or you cross your legs a lot. Sometimes scar tissue develops there but that's rare. There are muscles in that area that can become sore or their insertion to the bone gets torn or injured. Sometimes a person has a small bursa in that area that gets inflamed ("bursitis").All-in-all it should get better with time ...Read more
Woke up with swollen/inflamed big toe. Nail is very sensitive. No trauma, or injury. Seems infected. What could this be?
Probably ingrown....: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more
I got redness on my big toes and now moved to mi left pinkie and side and bottom of right foot. Very sensitive to touch?
Too hard to tell.: You need to see a podiatrist for accurate assessment and treatment. This could any number of issues from dermatological to orthopedic to metabolic. ...Read more
I broke my right leg on feb 20. I have had a cast on ever since. My toes are very sensitive to the touch, they feel numb. Is this normal?
Nerve issues: Sometimes casts can bruise or damage our nerves supplying our feet and toes. If this is not improving I would consider seeing a neurologist to evaluate it. ...Read more
Have a liquid nitrogen burn on my toes now for 5 days. Starting to have pain on top of my foot and is very sensitive. What would cause this pain?
Burns of any kind:
Are serious injuries and you need to be seen by a doctor. You need to know if your tetanus history is upto date, if not get a booster. Do not underestimate a burn.
Additionally, sometimes, antibiotics are required. ...Read more
I occasionally have deep, sharp pains in my finger joints. Also, my right big toe is usually so sensitive it is very painful even when gently touched.
My 5th toe is sensitive for 8 m. now. One foot only. It has something like callus on it, gets painful in any shoes. I am limping by the end of the day?
Be seen: If you have concerns, I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam and possibly an X-ray will likely show the cause. ...Read more
Back pain in middle of back and numbness of toes and fingers. Forearms and hands seem cold/sensitive. No initial outstanding event before numbness.
Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.
I stubbed my pinky toe a few days ago and it is very red, swollen, and sensitive to touch. I am not sure if it is broken because there is no bruising.
It could be.: If it hurts to move it could be fractured. But a pinky toe rarely needs any special treatment. Sometimes buddy taping the 5th toe to the 4th toe helps. Also wearing a hard sole shoe helps. ...Read more
After running on the treadmill the other day, the outside of my pinky toe hurts. Wearing shoe is sensitive on toe, but no pain without shoe.
Left big toe nail is sensitive & at the tip of the left big toe its numb, been like that for about 2 days, left index finger feels the same, what is it?
Unsure without: More history, but from reading your conditions above, it sounds like it could be a few things, including early type ii diabetes with subsequent neuropathy. Ask your primary to check your sugars just be safe. The distribution of your nerve issues/polyneuropathy suggest it has to be something systemic rather than isolated neuropathies. Any vision changes? Tongue fasciculations? If so, speak with pc. ...Read more
I have what seems to be a deep callous on my foot pad beneath my right pinky toe. It is painful to walk on and sensitive. Has been 3 weeks. Any tips?
Dx small fiber neuropathy. How 2 deal w/pain? Cant use meds/very sensitive! Worse eves&with stress. Hard 2 sleep it helps. Toes, feet, hands no ins/$
Periph. Neuropathy: Try capsaicin creme (brand name Zostrix) made from hot peppers. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly and do not get into your eyes or wear disposable gloves when applying. ...Read more