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I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?

I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?

Infection : A toe that is red and swollen is concerning for infection. This can happen when an athlete's foot infection between the toes causes an open wound which then gets infected with bacteria. Have it checked by a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more

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Broke both sides of right ankle, as well as bone to little toe, on march 1. Why are toes on that foot still swollen?

Broke both sides of right ankle, as well as bone to little toe, on march 1. Why are toes on that foot still swollen?

See below.: You have suffered severe injury to the foot and it may require a longer time period for the swelling to go down. At this time i would advise compression and physical therapy. ...Read more

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On my left foot my little toe have been swollen for 4days did xrays its not broken now my toe next to that one is swollen how to get the swollen down?

On my left foot my little toe have been swollen for 4days did xrays its not broken now my toe next to that one is swollen how to get the swollen down?

Ice, taping and rest: Toe swelling can last for weeks if not months for trauma. Because there's so little fat and tissue around the toe, swelling occurs without resistance. Icing, taping and massage can help decrease swelling but most likely will need a lot of patience. ...Read more

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Hi I have on my left foot a swollen little toe and the one next to it is now swollen to im also getting noumness on the side of my foot ?

Hi I have on my left foot a swollen little toe and the one next to it is now swollen to im also getting noumness on the side of my foot ?

You should see: a doctor to figure out why it is swollen and numb. Do you have an infection? an injury? is it an arthritic condition? why the numbness? these are all questions that in person exam would help figure out. ...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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The toe next to my little toe has twice in the past month become red, inflamed and sore.The red color is also on the top of my foot just below the toe.

Red inflamed: This could easily be a recurrant infection that sounds worse as each episode has occurred. Sometimes there is a bone spur that has rubbed a small - or even large - hole in the toe causing this. If it were large you would probably see some drainage. Seek the help of a podiatrist - don't wait ! good luck. ...Read more

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I hit my ankle now it is swollen & painful also hurts when i walk on it and my little toe is cold skin on foot is normal what could be wrong with it?

I hit my ankle now it is swollen & painful also hurts when i walk on it and my little toe is cold skin on foot is normal what could be wrong with it?

RSDS: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome can be caused by a mild traumatic event. If undiagnosed it can lead to severe pain and disability. The cold skin after an injury is what is triggering this possible diagnosis. Have your foot , ankle examined. ...Read more

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Sore ankle and pain on bottom of foot near little toe when i walk. From my heels?

Sore ankle and pain on bottom of foot near little toe when i walk. From my heels?

Possibilities: Depends. Is there swelling? May just be a strain/sprain: especially if walking excessively in heels which is not good. If swelling is present and very painful may be a stress fracture. If persistent, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Ankle: First you need to see a foot and ankle dr to get an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture and you should elevate it. Foot could be cold fot many reasos to many to mention here. ...Read more

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