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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

Swollen Foot (Definition)

Just means fluid is collecting in the tissues. When only 1 foot is swollen, it usually means the cause is local (something going on with in the foot), but if both feet are swollen, it usually means your body is retaining fluid, and the only reason it's showing up in the feet is that gravity thing. If you stood on your head all day, ...Read more


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Swollen feet top of foot very sore foot swollen when i sit down or stand up?

Swollen feet top of foot very sore foot swollen when i sit down or  stand up?

Further evaluation: It could be anything from tendonitis, stress fracture, infection. Further evaluation and treatment is important to work it up further to help give you the proper treatment options. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen knee little stiff and sore back off leg behind knee?

Slightly swollen knee little stiff and sore back off leg behind knee?

Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this. ...Read more

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Have sore toes (big toes) both feet and pain on left calf.

Have sore toes (big toes) both feet and pain on left calf.

Anytime one : Is experiencing pain in the calf a blood clot should be ruled out. With regards to your toes this is a less important issue as the calf pain takes precedence and you should follow up with a foot doc. ...Read more

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Little toe pain?

Little toe pain?

Location of pain: Would be helpful. Often, if on the outside it is caused by a hammertoe, which will leave you with a corn or little area of inflammation known as a bursitis. If on the inside, you can have a soft corn caused by the 5th toe rubbing against the 4th. If you banged it in the middle of the night going to the bathroom you may have fractured it. A foot doc can help no matter the cause. ...Read more

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Walking in bare feet on frosty pavement left foot went down threw icy pothole back of my foot near my toes swollen walking is painful like it burns?

Walking in bare feet on frosty pavement left foot went down threw icy pothole back of my foot near my toes swollen walking is painful like it burns?

Work Quickly.: You my have very well fractured , or at least injured the area of the metatarsal bones and/ or toes. You need to RICE your foot immediately. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate. Probably in the morning you should make an appointment at your local surgery to have it evaluated. Crutches and /or cast boot may be a big help. Keeping the flannel to a minimum. ...Read more

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My right foot toes are swollen and it can't bend?

My right foot toes are swollen and it can't bend?

Swollen Toes: If you have not had any trauma (injury/accident), you really should see a podiatrist. There are some diseases that do not present until late teens to late 20's/early 30's, such as psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases that can cause such swelling. If you did have trauma, you still might want to get an xray to evaluate for fracture. ...Read more

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Husband rolled ankle, its swollen and bruised, painful too touch. ?

Husband rolled ankle, its swollen and bruised, painful too touch.  ?

If he can stand: it is 99% likely it is only an ankle sprain. The common ankle sprain has immediate swelling pain, sometimes a pop and tenderness on the front and outside of the ankle. Typically the foot rolls in. An ankle sprain is in essence a misnomer. The ligaments in the ankle don't actually "sprain" they tear and bleed causing the bruising. Treat with ICE, nsaids, ace wrap, range of motion, Bracing ...Read more

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Legs ache;, left foot 2nd toe purple at time; left heel feels like it has a jagged rock inside it; legs swelling; difficulty walking; much pain; What?

Legs ache;, left foot 2nd toe purple at time; left heel feels like it has a jagged rock inside it; legs swelling; difficulty walking; much pain; What?

Diabetic?: The symptoms are important enough to justify a full medical evaluation Peripheral vascular disease, metabolic issues ,kidney problems are amongst conditions the should be looked into DONT delay SEE an MD ...Read more

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Wearing shoes that hurt my feet and now my big toe is numb?

Wearing shoes that hurt my feet and now my big toe is numb?

Neuritis: The shoes may have caused enough external pressure to a nerve to cause mono neuritis, which can cause numbness to an area of the foot. ...Read more

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Big toes on both feet feels numb?

Big toes on both feet feels numb?

Nerve : any back issue it sound like nerve injury to the back. Are u diabetic ? Could be beginning of neuropathy ? See you pcp or you foot doctor ...Read more

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I have numb fingers, cramped hands, and swollen ankles/feet?

I have numb fingers, cramped hands, and swollen ankles/feet?

Possible arthritis: See your primary care doctor for examination and referral to rhuematologist. ...Read more

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Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

You state: If I am reading correctly that you "went over on ankle" - then you ask what could it be...sounds like you just told us you sprained your ankle. Why the toe would be swollen I am not sure, but an xray would be in order for a swollen toe. "Ball of toe" = not sure what you mean by this.) ...Read more

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Broke my ankle & bone to little toe. Why are toes on that foot still swollen?

Gravity: I've said it before and i'll say it again, gravity is the culprit here. You can expect swelling for up to 6 months from any injury or surgery to the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Foot pain, started with Achilles tendon and now foot is swollen, hurts to bear weight and heel and arch of foot hurt, ankle area no longer hurts. ?

Foot pain, started with Achilles tendon and now foot is swollen, hurts to bear weight and heel and arch of foot hurt, ankle area no longer hurts.  ?

Stretches do help: A fellow sufferer here, as well as several MDs in our practice. The stretches on the link below do help, you will see progressive improvement. We all had a great deal of success with them. In fact I used to have relapses until I got religious about doing these. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/plantar-fasciitis/multimedia/foot-stretches-to-prevent-plantar-fasciitis/img-2000823 ...Read more

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Swollen Foot (Definition)

Just means fluid is collecting in the tissues. When only 1 foot is swollen, it usually means the cause is local (something going on with in the foot), but if both feet are swollen, it usually means your body is retaining fluid, and the only reason it's showing up in the feet is that gravity thing. If you stood on your head all day, ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

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