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What doctor to see for swollen toes and ball of foot?

What doctor to see for swollen toes and ball of foot?

A podiatrist: A podiatrist is a specialist trained in the care and treatment of foot and ankle conditions. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...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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Foot injury 4 mo ago.Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation.Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch.Dr will not do more tests. Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Foot injury 4 mo ago.Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation.Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch.Dr will not do more tests.  Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Shari -: I do bot understand why your doc refuses to perform any other tests i.E MRI particularly if you still have pain and the current treatment is not helping, you may want to get a new doctor. I don't quite understand the doctors behavior in light of the info you provide. ...Read more

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Ball of foot near the big toe only hurts like crazy to put pressure on it and to move my big toe up and down didn't hit it against anything?

Ball of foot near the big toe only hurts like crazy to put pressure on it and to move my big toe up and down didn't hit it against anything?

Ball of foot: Please have your foot doctor refer you to a foot specialist. Should be straightforward for the Specialist to control your big toe. ...Read more

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Foot pain for 6 months on and off, started wide spread across ball of foot, now situated nearer big toes but on ball of foot. weight bearing hurts?

Foot pain for 6 months on and off, started wide spread across ball of foot, now situated nearer big toes but on ball of foot. weight bearing hurts?

Morton's neuroma: It is a thickening of the tissues around the nerve in the foot. Typically causes pain in the ball of the foot. Avoidance of high-heeled shoes may help. Have your foot evaluated by a physician for pain that has persisted for a few days - a few months in your case. ...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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Pain at base of big toe.Unable to put pressure there or ball of foot w/out5/10 pain.Cant bend or extend toeWalking on side foot to compensate. Ideas?

Yikes.: It seems odd that this type of pain and restricted motion exists without some degree of swelling and/ or inflammation. At least it was not noted in your description. Clearly, something is going on. Either physical(trauma) of chemical(gout). Regardless, your condition is best treated by a direct examination that would include x-ray and possibly some blood work. ...Read more

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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

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I have pain in ball of my foot starting from under big toe to the outside edge of ball of foot, are there any home/ natural remedies for this issue?

I have pain in ball of my foot starting from under big toe to the outside edge of ball of foot,  are there any home/ natural remedies for this issue?

Pad the area: Try padding the area with a spenco liner, purchased at a sporting goods store. Also be sure you are wearing good supportive shoes. ...Read more

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