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


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Dual tissue growth between skin and toenail. One month ago, after going for a 3-hour hike, my big toe on my left foot felt very mildly sore and looked slightly swollen around the base of the nail. One week later, a small tissue growth developed. Two weeks

Dual tissue growth between skin and toenail. One month ago, after going for a 3-hour hike, my big toe on my left foot felt very mildly sore and looked slightly swollen around the base of the nail. One week later, a small tissue growth developed. Two weeks

See podiatrist: Some possibilities may be keratinized tissue, fungus, bacterial colonization, pyogenic granuloma.... Without visualization of the lesion harder to give definitive diagnosis. A podiatrist likely can diagnose and offer treatment on seeing the toe. ...Read more

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Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Stressed Bone Fx.: OOO! Could be a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal. You might want to take a trip to the local surgery and have an x-ray to see if the metatarsal is sick. There are other possibilities as well, but my money is on the bone. ...Read more

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I fell over recently and hurt my foot, it is very swollen and bruised and quite tender, I can still walk on it but I'm just a little worried?

I fell over recently and hurt my foot, it is very swollen and bruised and quite tender, I can still walk on it but I'm just a little worried?

Get X-ray: I recommend you see a podiatrist who can examine you and take x-rays in the office to determine if there is a broken bone (fracture). ...Read more

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The top of my foot aches. The tops of the last three toes feel very sore while bending but they are not swollen. What shouldi do?

Sore toes: Sore stiff toes can occur after an injury or it can be part of symptoms of other medical conditions such as arthritis. Did you injure your foot? X-rays should be taken. See a podiatrist for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Ant bit top of middle toe....now the toe and the top of my foot has swollen where sore to walk or bend used benedryl (cream n oral) and not helped.

Ant bit top of middle toe....now the toe and the top of my foot has swollen where sore to walk or bend used benedryl (cream n oral) and not helped.

Gi-ant Pain.: Ant bites can be a pain. You are doing all the right things. Try elevating the foot and applying an ice pack to the area. Taking an anti inflammatory like Motrin may also help. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. ...Read more

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Soles of feet are red, tender look swollen. Hard and peeling skin on the back of toes, hard skin and sore. Used athletes foot 5 days didn't help?

Soles of feet are red, tender look swollen. Hard and peeling skin on the back of toes, hard skin and sore. Used athletes foot 5 days didn't help?

Tinea Pedis: It sounds like a tinea pedis or athletes foot. Fungus can be very resistant to medication. Put lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream as well as hydrocortisone cream 15 three times a day for a week. Also, dry feet and toes carefully, then apply gold bond powder into your socks immediately after bathing or swimming. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. I dropped a shelf on my top part of my foot. It’s now swollen and sore and not so easy to walk on. Do I need an X-ray?

Hi. I dropped a shelf on my top part of my foot. It’s now swollen and sore and not so easy to walk on. Do I need an X-ray?

Foot accident: Yes, please seek medical help. You will likely be given an x-ray. You don't want any possible breaks or fractures to heal out of alignment. That would cause more problems later. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm Mike 18yrs. I'm gonna start by saying im not syre if im a diabetic. I have this sore on my foot, its not swollen or red. Ulceror plantarwart?

Hello, I'm Mike 18yrs. I'm gonna start by saying im not syre if im a diabetic. I have this sore on my foot, its not swollen or red. Ulceror plantarwart?

Likely non-diabetic: It is unlikely that you have a diabetic ulcer. More than likely a wart, foreign body or puncture wound. If it does not resolve or gets worse, you would be best served by a Healthtap specialist. ...Read more

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Hi. I dropped a shelf on the top of my foot and it’s swollen up. It’s sore to walk on but Do I need to get x rays?

Hi. I dropped a shelf on the top of my foot and it’s swollen up. It’s sore to walk on but Do I need to get x rays?

Trauma pain swelling: I would recommend x rays there is the possibility of a fracture if no fracture is seen there is fragile soft tissue structures on top of your foot..... nerve ...tendons that are very superficial and easily traumatized.....I'm concerned that you have pain walking and barring weight this could mean a fracture is present if X-ray is negative I still would be suspicious for a stress fracture...... ...Read more

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3rd toe on right foot is red, swollen and tender to touch?

3rd toe on right foot is red, swollen and tender to touch?

Infected toe?: This sounds like the making of a good infection, possible fracture, and less likely gout (but has to be considered). You need to see your doctor or local podiatrist ASAP. ...Read more

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My foot has been swollen since tuesday and my ankle is still so sore what is the next step?

My foot has been swollen since tuesday and my ankle is still so sore what is the next step?

See a Podiatrist: I recommend you have it looked at by a podiatrist. They will evaluate you and take xrays. There are many treatments including a walking boot and prescription medications for the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you get just a sprain (not break) if you fall & your foot bangs into something hard?swollen, very sore, weird color, but can walk on it sort of.

Can you get just a sprain (not break) if you fall & your foot bangs into something hard?swollen, very sore, weird color, but can walk on it sort of.

Yes: Sometimes sprains hurt worse than fractures. Rest your ankle, apply ice in 20 minute intervals to decrease swelling, and elevate the ankle above your heart. Also, wrapping with an ACE bandage or similar dressing may help. If pain or swelling continue please see your doctor, you may have a hairline fracture or serious ligament injury. ...Read more

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What to do about a sore/swollen foot from blister?

What to do about a sore/swollen foot from blister?

Infection???: "Sore and swollen" are not usual problems after a blister. See a podiatrist to check for an infection or other potential problems. ...Read more

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Ice skating yesterday, and now the side of my foot is swollen and very sore. What happened inside the skate?

Ice skating yesterday, and now the side of my foot is swollen and very sore. What happened inside the skate?

Overuse: Make sure to rule out a stress fracture of the for. If it's not a stress fracture, then it's most likely an overuse injury such tendonitis.
I recommend that you see a podiatrist and get an x-ray taken. ...Read more