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I am suffering from a sore big toe what can I do?

I am suffering from a sore big toe what can I do?

Sore toe: If the pain lasts for more than a week you may need to see a Podiatrist. You could have a fracture, ingrown toenail, or even gout, just to name a few possibilities ...Read more

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Hi I'm a femal builder and IV been working on a roof for two weeks I woke up last night with a really sore left toe what do you think it could be?

Hi I'm a femal builder and IV been working on a roof for two weeks I woke up last night with a really sore left toe what do you think it could be?

Hallux limitus: Being on a roof usually causes your big toe to be hyper flexed all day. A turf toe like injury can occur. Long standing arthritic change can also happen. Go see a podiatrist for an x-ray and exam. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

What is the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

Get evaluated : By a podiatrist you need to find out why there is a sore and why it is swollen, is there an infection? If so you am need antibiotics. Is it a fracture? Is it gout?
You need to determine the cause which is best done by a podiatrist,. ...Read more

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I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?

I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?

Infection : A toe that is red and swollen is concerning for infection. This can happen when an athlete's foot infection between the toes causes an open wound which then gets infected with bacteria. Have it checked by a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more

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Sore 3middle toes when standing in 1 spot Toes turn red and very painful. Xray and ultrasound normal. I can't stand longer than 10mins. DR no idea?

Sore 3middle toes when standing in 1 spot Toes turn red and very painful. Xray and ultrasound normal. I can't stand longer than 10mins. DR no idea?

A few possibilities: Normal xray and ultrasound rule out most bony problems. Other possibilities would include neuroma, plantar tendon, and circulation issues. Further exam and testing are indicated ...Read more

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I'm Post-op L foot bunionextomy 7mo. Still, Have numbness/stiff/sore in toe area. & L leg a constant pain/ache right above knee on inside thigh area?

I'm Post-op L foot bunionextomy 7mo. Still, Have numbness/stiff/sore in toe area. & L leg a constant pain/ache right above knee on inside thigh area?

Ask if Normal!: Recovering from a bunionectomy is based on many factors that can vary from patient to patient and even surgeon to surgeon. The important point to remember is that as the postoperative weeks go by, you should be enjoying improvement in your wound condition. Less swelling, less pain, less stiffness and less numbness if not more. Prolonged symptoms can cause a change in mechanics causing new symptoms ...Read more

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How to treat sore toes from bottom of pool?

How to treat sore toes from bottom of pool?

Sore toes: If bottom of pool bothers you wear the shoes made for water. Inexpensive and work. ...Read more

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Purple sore toe?

Pressure points: Patients who are bed bound and not being rotated consistently... Resulting in pressure points which cause skin necrosis. ...Read more

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I'm waiting to have MRI for my sore, red painful toes when standing. Will it show if there's circulation problems?

I'm waiting to have MRI for my sore, red painful toes when standing. Will it show if there's circulation problems?

No. Need MRA.: The MRI doesn't show the problem with circulation. It will only show the EFFECT of a problem with circulation, & only if it is severe. To get a better estimate of blood flow, an MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram) is more useful, but even that is limited since the pictures are not very clear, & don't show the small blood vessels (microvasculature) that usually cause pain in the toes, only big block ...Read more

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I have sore toes from pinched nerve in my back.Neurologist put me onEndep, how long till l know if it works or not?

I have sore toes from pinched nerve in my back.Neurologist put me onEndep, how long till l know if it works or not?

Minimum of 2 weeks: Endep or Amitriptyline is commonly used for neuropathic pain you describe. The drug can be effective in 2 weeks but the majority of people will need to take the medication for 6 to 8 weeks and you may require some dosing changes if the initial dose is not effective. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a sore on my toe. It was small. I dismissed it. Now the middle part of my bottom half of my leg hrts as I walk. Help?

I have a sore on my toe. It was small. I dismissed it. Now the middle part of my bottom half of my leg hrts as I walk. Help?

Get evaluated: I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. They can determine if the wound on your foot is contributing to your leg pain. ...Read more

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Have sore toes (big toes) both feet and pain on left calf.

Have sore toes (big toes) both feet and pain on left calf.

Anytime one : Is experiencing pain in the calf a blood clot should be ruled out. In regard to your toes this is a less important issue as the calf pain takes precedence and you should follow up with a foot doc. ...Read more

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I'm told sore foot and toes are from pinched nerve in back. Should l get second opinion from podiatrist. Would podiastrist be able to help problems?

I'm told sore foot and toes are from pinched nerve in back. Should l get second opinion from podiatrist. Would podiastrist be able to help problems?

Evaluation.: There is a host of conditions that can be responsible for both sore toes and sore feet. A pinched nerve would not be at the top of the list, but it is certainly a consideration. A more complete history and assessment are needed to isolate the true problem. If the symptoms are indeed due to a back problem, most specialists should be able to make the call. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in back and sore foot and toes. Will physio help with pain in foot? Aslo would a massage of foot be recommended?

I have a pinched nerve in back and sore foot and toes. Will physio help with pain in foot? Aslo would a massage of foot be recommended?

It may help: It's depends on what nerve is pinched and where the pain is in the foot and the toes. This may all fit but you need an evaluation to clarify these differences ...Read more

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Husband has sore between pinkie toe and next one, hurts, bleeds some, when I was cleaning it I noticed a small hole right in the crease and peeling skin.

Husband has sore between pinkie toe and next one, hurts, bleeds some, when I was cleaning it I noticed a small hole right in the crease and peeling skin.

This could: Potentially be serious particularly if he has diabetes or poor circulation. There is often a soft corn there fungus and or bacteria.
It is important to remove the soft corn as the worse that gets the deep an ulcer can get. I strongly advise against self treatment and would recommend a foot doctor to care for this. Sometimes, if conservative tx fails a surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Previous disc extrusion l5/S1 comp exit L5 & s1,s2 (racepinephrine) nerve roots. Could this now be causing freezing and sore toes. Or can this only be circulatory?

Previous disc extrusion l5/S1 comp exit L5 & s1,s2 (racepinephrine) nerve roots. Could this now be causing freezing and sore toes. Or can this only be circulatory?

Neuro or Circulation: A L5 S1 nerve root compression can cause you to have sensory complaints in the toes, and can be responsible for the feeling that the toes are cold or that they are sore. It is possible that you could also have a nerve compression further down the chain in your leg, ankle or foot, as well as another neurological condition. Circulation can be responsible for those symptoms ruled out by vasc test. ...Read more

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Sore heel, numb toe, after running. Could it be a shoe problem?

Sore heel, numb toe, after running.  Could it be a shoe problem?

Possibly: Make sure that your shoe fits properly and you may need a good arch support or orthotic to give you more support. ...Read more

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Entire right leg is sore stubbed middle toe 1mth ago had it buddywrapped briefly now entire foot is in pain up shin around knee to top of calf & above?

Was the toe : Ever xrayed? Were you wearing a surgical shoe? If you have swelling or calf pain first and foremost a clot should be ruled out. Everything else is secondary. ...Read more

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Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly.?

Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly.?

Down under the toe.: It sounds as though you've managed to injure the toe. Bruising is a sign of underlying tissue damage and steps should be taken to minimize further damage. Exercising should be eliminated until the effects of the injury are under control. Ice compression, elevation and rest are the mainstays of treatment. To remove all doubt, have the toe x-rayed and examined to assess the degree of injury. ...Read more