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I have a sharp pain on my big toe, in the corner where the nail is,it only hurts when pressure is placed on it.Was just wondering what it could be..?

I have a sharp pain on my big toe, in the corner where the nail is,it only hurts when pressure is placed on it.Was just wondering what it could be..?

Pushing too hard..: It sounds like you have a sharp area of nail, known as a nail spicule, causing sharp pain when pushed on. Stop pushing on it and have it evaluated if the condition escalates. Sometimes all that is needed is a simple trimming of the spicule. ...Read more

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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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I have a sharp pain in the tip of my second toe when pressure is applied to it. I don't have pain anywhere else in my feet.

Consult podiatrist: the second toe is often the 'lead dog' in your walking foot, and thus takes more potentially damaging pressure. There are many physiological causes of pain...abnormal nerve pressure, joint lining inflammation, etc. Try padding, or a change of shoes, or off the shelf orthotic supports, and consult a podiatrist if the problem continues. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain when i first put pressure on my ankle?

I'm having sharp pain when i first put pressure on my ankle?

Go to the doctor: Call your doctor or go to urgent care. You need to have your ankle examined. Even with a sprain, it is important that the condition be checked for fracture. Pain is usually an indicator. ...Read more

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When I put pressure on to my kneecap e.g (kneeling with the knee on the grounds) I get a sharp pain on the outside of my knee. What could this be?

When I put pressure on to my kneecap e.g (kneeling with the knee on the grounds) I get a sharp pain on the outside of my knee. What could this be?

This could be : referred pain from inflamed cartilage from under your kneecap to a bursitis and/or tendonitis about that region of your knee. If it persists or worsens see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I jammed my thumb playing hockey. I've kept it immobilized for 2 weeks. I can flex it, but if i put pressure on it when i extend it, I have sharp pain?

I jammed my thumb playing hockey. I've kept it immobilized for 2 weeks. I can flex it, but if i put pressure on it when i extend it, I have sharp pain?

One more thought: Both prior answers are correct but: recommendation: get x-ray to rule out avulsion fracture. If no fracture, surgery is not the first option. It is the last option. Most such ligament injuries take a minimum of 6-12 weeks to repair and sometimes longer. If pain lasts >12 wks or if you are in a hurry for repair, seek prolotherapy to fix ligament before surgery. Good osteopathic dr. Can help. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the centre of left knee when I put pressure on it or bend down. Can walk normally and everything else. What could it be?

Sharp pain in the centre of left knee when I put pressure on it or bend down. Can walk normally and everything else. What could it be?

Central Knee Pain: Pain just behind kneecap? Are you athletic or have you started new sports? Past injury/surgery to left knee? Pain-free when walking/running? Worse pain with climbing or descending stairs? Could be caused by many things including “chondromalacia patella” (a general term for damage to the cartilage under your kneecap). ...Read more

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I have pain beneath my belly button. I feel a sharp pain when i stretch or put pressure on it. I've had it before. It lasts a few days. What is it?

I have pain beneath my belly button. I feel a sharp pain when i stretch or put pressure on it.  I've had it before. It lasts a few days. What is it?

Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness & drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. Get checked. ...Read more