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Bunionectomy with 2 surgical screws placed. I'm 5wk post op. Still very swollen/sore & stiffness in big toe joint area. Is this normal at this point?

Bunionectomy with 2 surgical screws placed. I'm 5wk post op. Still very swollen/sore & stiffness in big toe joint area. Is this normal at this point?

Healing: The healing process for most surgical wounds is 6-8 weeks. The inside part is usually around the same, but obviously variable. I would suggest calling your surgeon to find out for your case. May want to bring you in for a follow up exam as well. Time heals all wounds... Hope this helps! ...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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Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a medical doctor right away. If your right sided symptoms are signs of a stroke, than you need to be in a hospital now. Depends on how long you have been dealing with this, so if just today, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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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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I hit ankle two weeks ago still swollen and painful now my little toe on same side is starting to feel numb what is wrong with ankle and toe?

I hit ankle two weeks ago still swollen and painful now my little toe on same side is starting to feel numb what is wrong with ankle and toe?

Hit ankle: The lateral sural cutaneous nerve passes the ankle and apparently you may have damaged that nerve. It can supply sensation to your little toe. The more your ankle swells, the more pressure on that nerve, the number your little toe. Diagnostic ultrasound (dus) or MRI testing might help to visualize damaged nerve tissue. ...Read more

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How to identify a broken toe?Bounced his little toe about 4hours ago, its swollen numb and painful, there's a slit between the crease joining footbottom

How to identify a broken toe?Bounced his little toe about 4hours ago, its swollen numb and painful, there's a slit between the crease joining footbottom

Bruising ; swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when i see this, i always take an x-ray to see. There is some degree of pain when the toe is moved at the site of the injury. ...Read more

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At end of day small two toes on left foot are swollen, red, and painful. Athletic teacher 6'3'' 185 lbs. Hemochromatosis; not diabetic?

At end of day small two toes on left foot are swollen, red, and painful. Athletic teacher 6'3'' 185 lbs. Hemochromatosis; not diabetic?

Change Shoes.: Hemochromatosis does have a link with arthritis and I can see why you may have concern as to it's link with you immediate problem, but in your case, I don't think so. Your classic symptoms of an intact inflammatory response, is engaged "at the end of the day". So something is causing the problem at the beginning of the day and fulminating as the day progresses. One thing fits the bill, Shoes. ...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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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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