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Short Second Toe
Toe jamming.: More than likely, the second toe is longer than your great toe or your third toe. The distal or top part of the toe sticks out a bit further and the distal joint gets jammed. This will, in time cause the distal part of the toe to inflame and resist movement, especially bending. Shoes and more importantly socks can play a major role in this condition. An evaluation by a specialist can help you. ...Read more
What could cause a bite feeling on the tip of your second toe, it wakes you up. Feeling is every few minutes?
Nerve related: If you do not have any sores on your toe and it is most likely nerve irritation this could be from local nerve irritation or possibly a neuroma or even from higher up at the ankle or even in the low back area. If anti-inflammatories do not help in a couple of days then it is reasonable to get checked by a medical professional. ...Read more
My second toe is twisting inward. It never happened when I was younger but now it's happening more and more. I'm wondering what I can do to stop this?
Podiatrist: Best advice is to see a Podiatrist for exam ...Read more
It sounds like the second toe may be contracted at the joint. The most likely causes for a second toe being hammered are long second toe and a bunion. So if the second toe is longer than the great toe then the shoe hits the tip of the toe causing it to contract.
If there is a bunion, then it's the great toe pushing over to the outside of the foot not allowing the second toe to sit straight. ...Read more
Have it checked out: Very possibly you injured, even fractured, your toe and now are altering your gait to avoid pain. This can lead to all kinds of problems. It can throw your entire lower extremity alignment out of place (hips, knees, ankles, feet) and lead to complicated, chronic problems. Make an appointment with a Podiatrist or Orthopedic foot specialist for x-rays and expert evaluation. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Genetic Makeup: This is the result of your unique genetic makeup; some people have a longer one, some a shorter, and some the same length as the big toe. The length of the second toe does not have any correlation with intelligence, sex life or any of the other number of things I have been asked about in the office. ...Read more
Treatment 0ptions.: Treatment options for the management of hammertoes include conservative and surgical management. Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping. ...Read more
Second toe: It is a normal anatomic variation.Get a more detailed answer ›
It means: When buying shoes to press down near the second toe and not the great toe to see if the shoe is properly fitting. ...Read more
Second.: This is indeed called morton's toe or foot it is only bad if it hurts you. ...Read more
Highly unlikely.: That would be highly unlikely unless it absolutely appeared right after the injury. It's more likely due to other causes and should be investigated. ...Read more
Twice a day my second toe is more warm than other toes. Its very evident. What can it will cause or what is it?
Friction: From rubbing in a shoe on top or at end because it's usually the longest toe. Try a better-fitting shoe and try icing it when its at it's warmest or reddest. Your first step in figuring out if it's a simple fix. ...Read more
My big toe is starting to turn inward and cross over on top of the second toe. Is there anything to do for this?
Bunion: If it doesn't hurt surgery is not required. There are many devices that you would put in between the 1st and 2nd toes to spread them apart. This is a temporary solution. Orthotics can help slow down the process of the increasing bunion (big toe over the 2nd) by correcting underline cause. Surgery is the only permanent solution. Please see a podiatrist to evaluate for your needs. ...Read more
My does my second toe seem to suddenly become painful and pull down and away from the other toes on occasions. Will happen for no reason?
I had fusion on my second toe with wires, had them removed on Tuesday and have had pain since I no its only two days after but realy swollen?
Should: Not really be that painful. I assume the pin was removed after several weeks. By now the healing process should have been well underway. Some pain and swelling is deemed normal, but severe pain not normal. See the surgeon for it. Try to rest and elevate your foot as much as possible. ...Read more
Very sharp pain on top of my second toe when I move it a certain way, the pain is unbearable. Didn't stub it, what could be the cause? A nerve?
Hammertoe: Early on the hammer toes are quite sensitive and their joints are softening and their flexibility decreasing so most often cause was simply be shoe pressure on the tires ...Read more
Possible neuroma: A neuroma or interdigital nerve entrapment or tumor could be the underlying cause. Irritation of the nerve between the 2nd and 3rd toes can result in numbness of the second toe. Have a foot specialist evaluate it. An orthtoic or possible steriod injection may prove very helpful. ...Read more
More than a feeling.: More than likely, the side of the toe next to the third toe is the numb side. Probably caused by irritating a small digital nerve. These things can happen and usually clear up in a few days to a week. It goes without saying that if the condition spreads toe other toes, foot or other areas of the body, see your family doctor. ...Read more
How long have you had it? Since it is draining, was it
Ever cultured. And you probably had antibiotics?
Do you have high blood pressure? Did you injure it?
The best thing for you to do is to see your PCP. I think
You need blood tests, cultures of the wound, possibly MRI to rule out osteomyelitis. You might even need biopsy and referral to infectious disease consultant. ...Read more
HISTORY PLEASE: See aboveGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: 80% of people have a second toe longer than the first toe. Most shoes are made to accommodate this fact. Occasional the second toe is so long or the shoe wear ill fit that it causes the second toe to become deformed. There is surgery to correct this. Shorten the second toe for cosmetic reasons alone is not advised. ...Read more
I have had a numb second toe for around 2 months its not fully numb just feels a little different to the touch?
Had big toe fusion on oct 14th and toe is now pointing upwards and crossing over second toe. Is this normal outcome?
No: This is not a normal outcome. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more