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Swelling Ball Of Foot Behind Big Toes
For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left (ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling. Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
What is swelling on ball of foot behind last 3 toes? Painful & never fully goes away. Tried pain meds & anti inflammatory meds but nothing.
Any diabetic with: Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any possibility of a charcot foot must be considered. You make no mention of skin integrity and this must be examined as well. If you have neuropathy a foreign body should be ruled out. ...Read more
Had like 10/23/13 must 12/30/13 today I got up with terrible pain and swelling in left foot right behind toes a lo they way across ball of foot?
Swelling: This sounds like capsulitis of the joint. This usually involves biomechanical problems causing excessive pressure. See your podiatrist for an exam ...Read more
Possible stress: Fracture. You should see a foot doctor. ...Read more
Had ltkr 10/23/13 had mau 12/27/13 woke up this morning to pain and swelling across ball of foot being toes on that leg?
Ball of foot swollen and tender between 3 & 4th toe. Slightly hard there. Tender to touch and walk on. Gradual onset of pain/swelling overnight.
Neuroma: The location and your symptoms alone are consistent with the Morton's neuroma. Look it up on the Internet. See your local area podiatrist for options. This is a very common nerve entrapment associated with fibrosis. Immediate relief will be with a cortisone injection. The sooner you do this, the more likely you are to respond. ...Read more
I fainted 3 days ago, sprained ankle, as result but toes on that foot also very sore & feel gummy, swelling in ball of foot, Is that normal?
Yes: Bruising and swelling is not normal. Should see podiatrist and get examination and x-rays so proper care can be obtained. Was there an injury? Sometimes stress fractures can produce these symptom without any distinct injury. ...Read more
I have scars on both sides of my ankle which cause pain/swelling/ numbness in 3toes and the ball of foot/heel physio helps but numbness is worse now?
11 yo daughter. Swollen ball of foot. Red and painful to lightest touch. Swelling progressing. Now the size of a large egg. No fever. No injury.
Would recommend: Getting this checked at her doctor or the ER or an orthopedist. Sounds like it could be an infection; her doctor should be able to examine her and help her. ...Read more
Went to ER for swelling in ball of foot after day of pain walking, diagnosed plantar fascia. No heel pain though- is this possible or something else?
Plantar fascitiis: Does not have to cause pain in the heel it can be anywhere along the length of the fascial tissue. Other possibilities could include a plantar plate tear or stress fracture if the pain was more in the metatarsal region. Follow up with a. Foot doctor if the pain persists. ...Read more
Sore foot I have some brusing, swelling and pain in my right foot. It hurts to move my big toe and the area behind my toe hurts to the touch.
See a podiatrist: You need an exam and x-ray to rule out fracture and then have treatment. ...Read more
My son has a swelling on the upper of his foot. He had an xray which showed no break, however the swelling persists and he cannot raise his big toe.
Was there Trauma: There could have been a tendon tear due to trauma. However if this is just a tendonitis, the pain and swelling may be limiting his ability to move the toe. Follow up with your podiatrist. ...Read more
I am having pain in top part of foot no swelling but big toes is cold feeling I can only walk on side of foot is this serious and what is causing it?
Could be: This could be serious. While this could be an issue of dropped arch or inappropriate shoe wear, you may have a fracture, or even a vascular issue. This should be evaluated by your family physician. ...Read more
My father recently had a gout attack. His big toe no longer hurts but pain/swelling has traveled through his foot. What's the best medicine for swelling?
Monday my foot hit a door. Big toenail came straight off. Now I have swelling and pain on the big toe and the top of my foot. Could I have broken it?
Surely: An x-ray would be needed to tell. Or you may have a contusion. You also want to make sure you do not get an infection from the nail ripping off and that the nail bed itself is not lacerated. A podiatrist would be able to check all these things. Ice your foot until you can see one. ...Read more
What is neuroma? I see this word a lot when asking about my recent issue with my right big toe and the swelling of the balls of my right foot. I can't walk or sleep. Please advise.
Can gout cause pain/swelling in 3rd-5th toe area that meets top of r foot only? Not big toe; blood uric arid test slightly high; ipuprofin helped.
What is moderate pain and swelling in the joint of my big toe where it joins my foot. I'm 43 and very physically active.?
Overuse...: First thing that comes to mind when you say big toe joint and pain is gout. However, usually the pain is pretty severe, and it's red/inflamed. Very active people can have minor sprains and strains in the great toe that causes inflammation and pain, especially if there is some underlying arthritis that gets flares up. I would start with ibuprofen/rest and if not better in few days see doc. ...Read more
How long it take for swelling and bruising to go away from broken toe/foot? Tripped and bent big toe all way back. Is it broken.
A few weeks: It depends on how extensive the injury was. Bruising can last around 3 weeks for most people, and swelling a bit longer. If your swelling is more extensive than your doctor led you to believe after 4-5 weeks, discuss this with them. ...Read more
I am wearing compression stockings because of swelling, now the top of my right foot is numb and my big toe. Could this be from the stockings?
I am experiencing toe swelling, heel pain and foot swelling (quality: in the big toe). The following also describes me: Foot pain. What should I do?
Toe pain: You should show to your Dr and give more details such as when does it come on, what makes it better, what new exercise have you been doing. Are you wearing high heels a lot? So you can find out what is causing this. Then you will know what to do. ...Read more
Boyfriend has a very large blister on big toe and it popped on it's own. The fluid that came out was brown. The swelling in his foot has gone down. And he can move his toes. I drained it and clean around with an alcohol swab then antibacterial soap.
So far, So Good.: It sounds like you've done all the right things. The brown could be the residue of old blood. You need to check for the signs of increasing cellulitis and infection. Things like swelling, redness, heat and pain. If the wound does not improve with your treatment than a trip to your doctor may be in order. If the sight clears, the congratulations are in order, I think. ...Read more
Pain in big toe mild swelling after falling down stairs. Difficulty walking (walking on side of foot). Pain wakes me and I think bone is displaced?
Stubbed toe, (beside big toe) few days ago, bruising, min. Swelling but hurts when I move it, esp. Right on top of foot, could I have fractured it?
Maybe: Only way to tell is with an X-ray. If the toe is still straight, the only thing that is usually done is a splint to the adjacent toe. If the symptoms are bad enough, and/or the toe is deformed, best to have an X-ray. See an orthopedist next week to get this done. Otherwise, need to go to an ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Swelling under the left foot's ankle bone for months. No big problems, only hurts when applied pressure. Also, on the toe bones it has hurt a few time
Sounds like you: Should be evaluated properly before things get worse. Since you odont mention which side of the ankle, medial or lateral all we know is there is ankle swelling which could be caused by a multitude of problems. You should visit a podiatrist or orthopedist for further exam and treatment. ...Read more
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