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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?

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?

Rule out Gout: You will need to rule out the possibility of gouty arthritis - it typically appears suddenly in a big toe (classic presentation), although it is usually accompanied by some form of swelling, redness or other discoloration. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

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

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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?

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?

I'm not sure: What you are trying to relay with e dates, swelling an pain can be many things from a fracture to an infection, gout etc. Wise to see a foot doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do? Swelling under ball of foot underneath small toe?

What do I do? Swelling under ball of foot underneath small toe?

Swelling: This sounds like capsulitis of the joint. This usually involves biomechanical problems causing excessive pressure. See your podiatrist for an exam ...Read more

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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?

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?

U need to see your -: Surgeon to be examined, as I cannot think of any other possibility except an attack of gout or pseudogout. Have your uric acid checked, and good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Bruising/swelling on ball of foot, should I be concerned?

Bruising/swelling on ball of foot, should I be concerned?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I fractured my big toe but most of the pain and swelling is in the foot could I torn a ligament also?

Possibly: Or a tendon is ssible as well, like your ehl tendon. Or simply, your gait has changed to protect the fracture so your overusing certain muscles t hely causing the swelling. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

There are many: Medications to reduce swelling but need to find cause of it first. Normally swelling from gout attacks don't linger. Find the cause first then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Neuroma: This is fibrous or scar like tissue entrapping a nerve. It doesn't happen with the big toe very often. From your description it sounds like you have more than one problem. See your podiatrist who will unravel this and help you. Good luck. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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