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Swelling Ball Of Foot Behind Little Toes
What is swelling on ball of foot behind last 3 toes? Painful & never fully goes away. Tried pain meds & anti inflammatory meds but nothing.
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
Swelling: This sounds like capsulitis of the joint. This usually involves biomechanical problems causing excessive pressure. See your podiatrist for an exam ...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?
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?
Possible stress: Fracture. You should see a foot doctor. ...Read more
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 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
There is a swelling on both of my insteps, the right a little more than the left. And a pining in my toes, sometimes the center toe. Foot feel plump.?
More info: Need xray could be many things, need more information. ...Read more
I have neuropathy in my toes. What are likely causes? NO swelling or redness either foot. Its the first 3 toes in each foot (large to small).HAIC norm
Many possibilities: Depending on what you describe as a neuropathy, it could be a number of different things. See you doctor to determine whether this can be assessed with a thorough history and physical examination, and whether there is a need for further either electrodiagnostic or radiographic testing. ...Read more
I injured toe next to little toe 1 week ago, now still have swelling on top of foot near base of toe and pain with walking?
Xray and wrapping: Needan xray to see if fractured which is a cause of chronic swelling ...Read more
Is it normal to have pain in a band on top of foot just below toes and numbness, swelling in two little toes after sprained ankle?
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
What should I do about my foot/toe knuckle? I have discoloration and a little swelling on the knuckle of my foot under my big toe. There isn't a lot of pain when I touch it, but I am very active so while I am wearing shoes and running around or even walki
Rest and ice: You may have other pathology underneath your 1st great toe joint such as sesamoiditis, bursitis, etc. Try resting and stop activities for 1-2 weeks with icing and antiinflammatory medications. If pain continues or returns, see a specialist, you may need xrays with an evaluation. Hope this helps, if you need a referral in your area, I know some good doctors. Best of luck. ...Read more
Dropped small table on mid foot last week, no swelling or bruising but when foot is extended I get electric shock type pain into my big toe now.
I hit the top of foot by outside ankle 2 days ago. Very little swelling and bruising. Now aches from big toe up to back lower leg. Could I be broken?
Soft tissue trauma.: An x-ray can be used to identify most fractures for sure. So, removing all doubt would necessitate having an x-ray. My take is that you have managed to traumatize either a nerve or tendon passing through the area. Unfortunately an x-ray won't show these problems. An evaluation would help in isolating the source of your pain. Thank you for consulting Healthtap. ...Read more
Underside of foot purple from little toe to arch. Could pinched sciatic nerve be causing this? Drs are unsure. No swelling. Vein scan and MRI clear
No: I don't think that would be cause, but without examining you from the info given I'm not sure what the etiology is. Possibly, if you provide a pic I can be of more help. ...Read more
Pain near toes for 4weeks, now small boney lump on top of foot. Fuzzy feeling in toes. Could this be a fracture? No swelling, little bruising.
Ganglion cyst?: Sounds like this could be a ganglion cyst (fluid filled bump). Does it move around? Could be interfering with a nerve causing the "fuzzy" feeling in the toes. Usually there is no bruising with a ganglion unless the cause was trauma. This should be checked out by your physician. You can never be too cautious about bumps or lumps. ...Read more
Yes: You may have damage to the tendon which attaches to the toe, or you may be walking differently and causing abnormal pressure and motion in other areas of your foot. ...Read more
Yes: You may have injured the joint capsule or ligaments. If pain persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more
A few things: It sounds like it could be a little bursa, ganglionic cyst, lipoma or if it is hard, a bone spur or prominence of bones at the top of the foot. Keep an eye on it. If it gets bigger, painful or shows sign of shoe irritation consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more
Many things: Not sure from your description exactly where you are talking about but there could be many causes- please give more info. ...Read more
I burst a vein n my foot 2 days ago d swelling went down d 1st day but was got bigger on the second and its reduced a small bit today is this normal?
Sounds normal.: That does sound like a normal progression for this kind of thing. Follow it out to resolution, which should take a week or so. ...Read more
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