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What are some signs that I broke or sprained my pinky toe?

What are some signs that I broke or sprained my pinky toe?

Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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I have a broken pinky toe or just sprained, what to do?

I have a broken pinky toe or just sprained, what to do?

You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just a bruise or sprain. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my pinky toe is broken dislocated or sprained?

What's the best way to know if my pinky toe is broken dislocated or sprained?

Have it evaluated.: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. Have it evaluated and x-rayed. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my pinky toe is broken, sprained or bruised?

What's a good way to check if my pinky toe is broken, sprained or bruised?

Have it evaluated.: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. Have it evaluated and x-rayed. ...Read more

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What is the circle on my pinky toe?

What is the circle on my pinky toe?

Likely a corn: That can be filed with an emory board. ...Read more

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What could be causing my pinky toe to spasm randomly?

What could be causing my pinky toe to spasm randomly?

Possible: Vitamin deficiency like magnesium or potassium. Recommend you see a foot doc who can rule that out along with any biomechanical possible cause. ...Read more

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Can you dislocate your pinky toe?

Can you dislocate your pinky toe?

Yes: You can dislocate any toe and or any finger. Any joint for that matter can be dislocated. ...Read more

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I have a broken or dislocated pinky toe?

I have a broken or dislocated pinky toe?

Get an x-ray.: See a doctor and go for an x-ray. Depending on how long ago it happened and exactly where the fracture is (most pinky toes have 3 bones) will determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do to get corns off my pinky toe?

What should I do to get corns off my pinky toe?

Emollients & Pads: Corns are a body's way of responding to constant pressure over a bony area. Therefore, shoe modifications like gel and foam pads are great. Wider shoes with an added bit of emollients like vit a & d oint. Finally, surgery to remove the bony prominence. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken pinky toe to heal?

How long does it take a broken pinky toe to heal?

This depends: On how much of the nail was broken, if there is an infection or any swelling etc.
Usually with antibiotic and bandaid, assuming the broken part was taken off and no infection present one week or less. ...Read more

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How would you know if you havev a broken pinky toe?

Pain, swelling: And bruising after some type of "whacking" to the toe. If it hurts to press on it and to bend it also, it probably is broken. As long as it is only in the toe and not in the foot, you can support it by wearing stiff soled shoes and taping it to the next toe. ...Read more

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How long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

How long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

About 2 weeks: It depends on how big a break it is. If it is out of place may need surgery. If it is simple break, usually tolerable after 2 weeks, fully healed by one month unless you have diabetes or circulatory problem. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the side of my toe beside my pinky toe. M?

I have a small bump on the side of my toe beside my pinky toe. M?

You might be: Describing an inflammed bursa if its on the pinky or you may be describing a tailors bunion, or possibly a corn on the toe. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my pinky toe. When I press it the pain get more strong?

Possible Infection: If you are having that much pain you may be developing an infection or have an ingrown nail. See a doc and get it checked out or make an appointment with a HealthTap doc. ...Read more

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The slin under my pinky toe has split and the skin is thick and hard what should I do?

The slin under my pinky toe has split and the skin is thick and hard what should I do?

Sometimes this: Is fungus. I would apply a topical antifungal cream. I would not remove any thick skin I would leave that to a foot doctor. ...Read more

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I have tiny bumps on the bottom of my pinky toe. They feel hard and turgid, what can they be?

Tiny bumps: Dermatological conditions are extremely challenging without examining them in person. If they are new I would seek a consultation from a podiatrist. They could be thickening of the skin, plug sweat glands, bacterial or fungal infections. ...Read more

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On my pinky toe its soft but swollen it feel like there is fluid in the area that's swollen what should I do?

Might need 2 B seen.: Fluid doesn't accumulate without a cause. Typically, it's a reaction to an injury or irritation of some sort. You must consider trauma, infection, insect bite or frictional causes, to name a few. There may be some similarities in the symptoms for each, but other symptom can't be discounted. If you are unsure as to the cause, it would be wise to have it evaluated. Give it a day or two to resolve. ...Read more

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My daughter's pinky toe and the one next to it are fused together. It causes her pain, so what can be done about it?

My daughter's pinky toe and the one next to it are fused together. It causes her pain, so what can be done about it?

Syndactyly: How old is your child? Is she walking? Have you had your child evaluated by a foot specialist and had her foot xrayed? Anyone in your family with similar toes? You don't have to do anything! Relieving symptoms by changing shoes may help. Surgery to separate toes should be final option. ...Read more

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I cut my pinky toe while walking. The cut is almost like a split between my pinky toe. Can I use A&D ointment or neosporine??

Just use antibiotic: Ointment for a couple of days. You don't want to use ointments that aren't antifungals between toes or any areas that skin contacts skin because you run the risk of a fungal infection. Darkness and excessive moisture are the reasons. ...Read more

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I have a calluse that has covered almost all of my pinky toe. What should I do. I've been using acv but it's only making it spread more.?

I have a calluse that has covered almost all of my pinky toe. What should I do. I've been using acv but it's only making it spread more.?

Not a Fungus...: Callus on a toe is often mistaken for a wart infection on the toe. A callus is caused by pressure and a wart is caused by a virus infection. Either way, avc (sulfanilamide) will not work against either condition. Since callus really doesn't spread, so to speak, a wart is more likely. Either consult with your doctor or a Healthtap specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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A tear under my left pinky toe appeared out of nowhere, I put triple anymtiboitic cream on it and now the tear is turning into a hole and is painful!!

See doctor: What you described suggests sensory loss and you risk losing your toe or worse. You should see a doctor at the earliest. If that is not feasible, go to an emergency room for proper care. Get tested for diabetes. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my pinky toe is broken?

How do I tell if my pinky toe is broken?

X-rays: Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays will tell you if you fractured the toe or not. If you have swelling, bruising and pain of the little toe and movement is reduced or the toe appears out of alignment, it may indicate it is broken. X-rays will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I broke my pinky toe?

How can you tell if I broke my pinky toe?

Broke toe: Simple x-rays, and clinical findings of pain, swelling should be sufficient enough. Swelling and redness do not always mean "broken" bone, but could also just be a bone contusion or joint pain. I hope this helps, if so please vote me up, or follow me. Thanks and good luck! ...Read more

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How long does a pinky toe take to regrow?

How long does a pinky toe take to regrow?

Sorry...: The Mexican axolotl can regrow a limb, deer can regrow antlers, and starfish can regrow arms, but sorry to say... we humans cannot even regrow a little pinky toe. Such is the way of the world. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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