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Pain at the base of pinky toe. pain was very sudden. Cannot put any pressure on it.I have been walking a lot more than normal. What could it be?

Pain at the base of pinky toe. pain was very sudden. Cannot put any pressure on it.I have been walking a lot more than normal. What could it be?

Pain: There is a joint at the base of your pinky toe. The joint my be swollen or inflammed. I would wear loose fitting shoes, apply ice twice a day for 10-15 minutes and take some OTC medicine like Advil or Motrin. If still painful after 10-14 days seek a specialist. ...Read more

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I have what looks like an abscess in between my pinky toe whole toe is swollen very painful skin is white colored hurts to the touch.

Go see a doctor: Without examining this it would be inappropriate to arrive at a conclusion, but the symptoms sound fairly severe and it would be helpful to get a professional opinion. ...Read more

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What to do after a pinky toe fracture two+ years ago? My moms foot gets swollen and can hardly walk on it. She in pain. Pain relievers not working.

What to do after a pinky toe fracture two+ years ago? My moms foot gets swollen and can hardly walk on it. She in pain.  Pain relievers not working.

Get an x-ray: Have a new x-ray taken to evaluate the bone. Often times after a fracture one may develop arthritis or a bony overgrowth. See a specialist and get their professional advice. ...Read more

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Outer pinky toe is very red and a bit swollen, possible corn? Very sensitive to touch so if it is a corn i can't file it down. Suggestions?

Outer pinky toe is very red and a bit swollen, possible corn? Very sensitive to touch so if it is a corn i can't file it down. Suggestions?

Soften: If it is a corn, then soaking your foot in warm water for 10 min or so should soften it so you can file it off. If not then see a podiatrist. Could be an early infection. ...Read more

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Why does my pinky toe look red and swollen? Could it be broken?

Why does my pinky toe look red and swollen? Could it be broken?

Swollen toe: There are a number of possibilities for a swollen toe: gout, arthritis, ingrown toe nail, fungal infection, bacterial infection and trauma. See your local doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My pinky toe is swollen and the swelling won't go down. What might help?

My pinky toe is swollen and the swelling won't go down. What might help?

May need Xrayfrac: When just the 5th digit is swollen i would think of a fracture depending on how much pain you are having. You should see a podiatrist for an exam and xrays. ...Read more

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What could cause my pinky toe to be swollen and red?

What could cause my pinky toe to be swollen and red?

Pinky toe: Your pinky toe can become swollen and red from many different reasons. An ingrown toenail with an infection can cause this and also trauma to the toe can also cause these symptoms. You should be seen by a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I stubbed my pinky toe 3 days ago and its still very painful today. Swollen, red, cant move it, cant touch it. What could be the matter with my toe?

I stubbed my pinky toe 3 days ago and its still very painful today. Swollen, red, cant move it, cant touch it. What could be the matter with my toe?

It could be: fractured or infected. If there was even the slightest break in the skin, it's possible that bacteria on the surface of the skin is now causing an infection called cellulitis. It also possible that you fractured your toe. Infection is more likely if the redness continues to spread and streak up your toe/foot and is warm to touch compared to surrounding skin. You should be seen by a Dr. ...Read more

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