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Doctor insights on: Swollen Little Toes Causes

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His little toe is very swollen, red and painful. He works outdoors in the cold but can't remember banging it at any time to cause injury. ?

His little toe is very swollen, red and painful. He works outdoors in the cold but can't remember banging it at any time to cause injury. ?

Inflammation....: You have described the cardinal signs of classic inflammation. Not necessarily an infection, but certainly inflamed. All flannel aside, the toe needs to be examined. Sooner is always better than later, just in case a easy treatment can end the problem quickly. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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


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I have a small area of pinpoint sized blisters on the side of my large toe. Slightly swollen skin, but no pain or itching. Any causes or treatments?

I have a small area of pinpoint sized blisters on the side of my large toe. Slightly swollen skin, but no pain or itching. Any causes or treatments?

Blister: Blisters are usually caused by friction and moisture. You may have rubbing in your shoes due to both the shoe and your foot shape. Try uses spray deodorant to decrease moisture, then change up shoe gears or use wider shoes. Lastly if continues, see your doctor for possible imaging and evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hi dr i have a toe that is a little swollin and causes pain when its touched. I believe it might be a ingrown toe nail or blister.

Hi dr i have a toe that is a little swollin and causes pain when its touched. I believe it might be a ingrown toe nail or blister.

Could be: It certainly could be an ingrown toe nail, which would cause your toe to be red, swollen, and painful. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated. ...Read more

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What causes swollen toes?

What causes swollen toes?

If ALL your toes are: Swollen, chances are it's not a foot problem, but a problem in retaining fluid. The only reason the fluid collects in the toes is because of gravity. If you stood on your head all day, your head would swell. The 4 most common causes of fluid retention are heart, lung, liver & kidney. It's important to find out the cause before treatment can be made. ...Read more

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What's the cause of my swollen toes? Middle ones are worse.

What's the cause of my swollen toes? Middle ones are worse.

Circulation,arthriti: Vascular condition or arthritity of some form. See podiatrist and family doctor. ...Read more

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Both of my little toes are red and swollen is there anything at home I can do?

Shoes or Toes.: The first thing to do is find the cause of the redness and swelling. Since it involves both little toes, my first guess is that your shoes have something to do with it. Of course, the other way to look at it is that your toes are to big. The solution is to change the style of the shoes or change the style of the toes. I go for a serious reconsideration in shoe style and fit. ...Read more