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I had fusion on my second toe with wires, had them removed on Tuesday and have had pain since I no its only two days after but realy swollen?

I had fusion on my second toe with wires, had them removed on Tuesday and have had pain since I no its only two days after but realy swollen?

Should: Not really be that painful. I assume the pin was removed after several weeks. By now the healing process should have been well underway. Some pain and swelling is deemed normal, but severe pain not normal. See the surgeon for it. Try to rest and elevate your foot as much as possible. ...Read more

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I had fusion on my second toe with k-wires had the wires removed on Tuesday and I have been in pain since. It's really swollen and struggle to walk?

I had fusion on my second toe with k-wires had the wires removed on Tuesday and I have been in pain since. It's really swollen and struggle to walk?

Movement: Ther is a possibility that the surgical area at the Fusion site isn't completely fused allowing movement and secondary swelling and pain ...Read more

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What would cause my daughter's second toe to be red, swollen, painful?

What would cause my daughter's second toe to be red, swollen, painful?

Depends: What age is your daughter? It could be juvenile ra. It could be something as simple as an ingrown toenail (paronychia). See your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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Daughter's second toe red, painful to touch, and swollen. What should we do?

Daughter's second toe red, painful to touch, and swollen. What should we do?

See foot specialist: This is not normal. Could be an ingrown toenail. Could be an infection. Could be a foreign body in there. Suggest see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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I kicked my second toe onto the chair leg. Hurts and swollen. How long will it take to get well again?

I kicked my second toe onto the chair leg. Hurts and swollen.  How long will it take to get well again?

Depends: Since you injured it, you really need an x-ray to determine if it is broken. Then a healing time can be predicted. ...Read more

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I have pain in the base and a sharp pain at the tip of the second toe. The pain has moved to the base of the third and fourth toe. I did not have any injury. It feels like its swollen, but is not. It feels like a wrinkle. What should I do?

Possible neuroma: The symptoms you describe are consistent with a neuroma, which is a benign nerve tumor affecting the nerves going to the toes. The pain is worse while walking barefoot on a hard surface or when enclosed in shoes. Steroid injections and/or surgery are the treatments available. ...Read more

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I have a swollen foot and I can not bend my second toe, at all what can I do?

I have a swollen foot and I can not bend my second toe, at all what can I do?

Foot swelling: Hi, I suggest that you see a doctor for evaluation, there is a possibility that you might have Gout if there is no history of trauma to the toe. Also, infection is another possibility. See a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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My second toe on the inside and on top between the third toe is swollen and my toes are numb?

My second toe on the inside and on top between the third toe is swollen and my toes are numb?

Varies: A lot of potential causes, I would not hesitate being seen. Was there an injury? Common causes can include inflammatory conditions, conditions associated with a subtle deformity, a neuroma, stress injuries/fractures. A detailed exam and X-ray would go a long way in making the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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My second toe on my left foot has been swollen and red for the last week. It hurts to the touch and is painful to just leave it be.

My second toe on my left foot has been swollen and red for the last week. It hurts to the touch and is painful to just leave it be.

See a podiatrist.: Redness and swelling could be from trauma or fracture (did you stub it?), from painful arthritic conditions like gout, or from an infection. See your podiatrist to narrow down your possibilities and discuss individualized treatment. ...Read more

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Joint @ base of my second toe on top of my foot(not the ball) is swollen. Started w/mild discomfort when I curled my toes. Now painful and swollen.

See Podiatrist: Any warmth, tenderness, red or purple coloration, or limited range of motion? Any trauma? Don't know your age or past history? A podiatrist is likely to be able to accurately diagnose the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having pain on my foot where my second toe on my right foot connects to my foot. Swollen also! I have been to the doc already should I go again?

I am having pain on my foot where my second toe on my right foot connects to my foot. Swollen also! I have been to the doc already should I go again?

Yes: In addition to dr. Schnur's comment, pain at that particular joint can also be associated with pre-dislocation syndrome, or damage to the joint from overload/overuse. Untreated this will lead to joint instabliity and dislocation. Another specific cause is an injury called avascular necrosis (freibergs infraction.) It is imporant to get a correct diagnosis and treatment to avoid future problems. ...Read more

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Second toe of left foot swollen.(not the nail part, only where I press on)no pain, no other symptoms. Comes and goes.what could it be?thanks for answer.

Second toe of left foot swollen.(not the nail part, only where I press on)no pain, no other symptoms. Comes and goes.what could it be?thanks for answer.

Arthritis: Was there ever an injury sustained? What does the toe look like? The second toe has 3 bones and 2 joints. This means 2 areas can sustain arthritis. The toe can swell from an arthritic flair. ...Read more

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Insect bite painful, swollen, has reddish purple color, and is a white pimple- like bump that popped. It is on a toddler's second toe.

Insect bite: Is what it sounds like. A small area like a toddlers toe will swell impressive. My favorite treatment for insect/ spider bites is a raw onion... Slice it and rub on the affected bite area tl the juice is dry (a couple minutes). It neutralizes the toxin and reduces swelling.
If it is painful or getting worse, see your child's doctor. ...Read more

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The second joint on my second toe hurts so bad when it's touched. It doesn't look red or swollen but can't bend all the way. Run regularly but no trauma.

The second joint on my second toe hurts so bad when it's touched. It doesn't look red or swollen but can't bend all the way. Run regularly but no trauma.

Painful toe: Joggers sometimes get 'stress' fractures (though they are relatively longer bones of the foot). Get an X-ray. Other possibility includes tendinitis. If X-ray shows no fracture, try anti inflammatory medicine (600-800 mg Ibuprofen 3 times an ay with food) for a few days. If response is not satisfactory, see your physician. ...Read more

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For about three days I have had a throbbing pain underneath the tip of my second toe. It is a little swollen and feels similar to a stone bruise?

For about three days I have had a throbbing pain underneath the tip of my second toe.  It is a little swollen and feels similar to a stone bruise?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, especially if you are a diabetic or have peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more

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Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Ganglionic cyst: I agree that you may have a cyst.
Seek a foot specialist for the proper evaluation
you may need to have it drained and aspirated or removed. ...Read more

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I have been having a sharp pain in my second toe on my right foot. It consitant and came on suddenly. When touched or in shoes it hurts more. Seems to ach when laying down. Looks swollen. Pain in tip of toe and joint pain under nail. Numb foot?

I have been having a sharp pain in my second toe on my right foot. It consitant and came on suddenly. When touched or in shoes it hurts more. Seems to ach when laying down. Looks swollen. Pain in tip of toe and joint pain under nail. Numb foot?

Toe pain: These are signs of inflammation or injury. If there's no history of trauma or abnormal pressure on the toe from tight footwear, inflammation from gout, other forms of arthritis, ingrown toenail or infection are possibilities. A podiatrist would be best to evaluate,advise and treat you. In the meantime administer warm water soaks until examined. ...Read more

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I woke up to a small painful lump/knot on the side of my second toe, near the joint. Throughout the day the toe became more painful and began to swell?

Night Moves..: It might be possible that you managed to traumatize you toe during your sleep. Not necessarily an acute, severely inflicted damage, but a more subtle low intensity type. To remove all doubt, within a day or two, have it evaluated by a specialist if it does not start resolving. ...Read more

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How to know if I have gout, my toes are swollen?

How to know if I have gout, my toes are swollen?

Likely not gout: Gout is monoarticular meaning it usually happens in one joint.... ...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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How to heal a swollen toe?

How to heal a swollen toe?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the toes can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Second toe has a bump on it?

Second toe has a bump on it?

Hammer toe?: It sounds like the second toe may be contracted at the joint. The most likely causes for a second toe being hammered are long second toe and a bunion. So if the second toe is longer than the great toe then the shoe hits the tip of the toe causing it to contract.
If there is a bunion, then it's the great toe pushing over to the outside of the foot not allowing the second toe to sit straight. ...Read more