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The Toe Next To My Big To Is Red Swollen And Painful To Touch What Do I Do
My big toe and the area around it is red, swollen, and painful. Might be gout. What are foods I should eat and avoid? Should I ice it? Thank you!!
Maybe not so easy.: More to the point, before trying to self diagnose, have it examined and eliminate all doubt. Your symptoms seem to describe a gouty condition, and could very well be, but controlling diet may be only part of the solution. Your doctor can supply all the necessary information, as well as instruction, to help you deal with this. ...Read more
A week ago my right big toe started to hurt so bad. I could barely walk on it. Since thanksgiving it has been, red, swollen and painful. Ingrown toe?
My pinky toe is swollen and red. It is painful to touch as well. What could be the cause of this problem?
????: More info would certainly be helpful. New pair of shoes? Bump it and possibly broken? ...Read more
Please have this: Checked. There are a number of possible problems. An infection needs to be ruled out. Recommend seeing your podiatrist. ...Read more
Yes: You may just have a bad bruise on it or you may have a stress fracture but it should resolve as long as the alignment is good and you rest. Stress fractures take 4-6 weeks to heal but may have swelling present for 2-4 months. If painful when walking you may seek help or get an x-ray. ...Read more
I'm 28 one day I woke up with my middle toe swollen and hurting red and hot to the touch over the next 3 days it's gotten so painful I can't walk?
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
Woke up on Tuesday with a very swollen big toe. It’s red and warm to the touch. Can’t bend it. Possibility of gout or something else?
Gout can do this: You certainly describe the presentation of gout. The big toe is extremely common place for gout to affect. However, you are young for gout unless you have a medical issues such as kidney problems or other rare medical conditions. I assume you did not injure the toe. You need to be evaluated where labs can be checked including a uric acid level and kidney function. Joint aspiration also may be done ...Read more
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.
I hit the top of my left foot up from big and 2 toe with a lot power it's swollen lots pain to touch and red mark across and kills what could it be?
Could be broken: If not a contusion can hurt ad aswell, ice it and see a doc for an xray. ...Read more
Tried to dig out hang nail on big toe, made deep puncture wound : (2 days later, swollen, red, pus, PAINFUL, radiates, throbbing, can't walk. Go to ER?
Dr??: Better to see a Dr if you can. ER otherwise. ...Read more
My big toe is:Red around joint, bruised, painful to walk, swollen. I injured it jumping and landing on it turned. What do doctors do to an injured toe?
All depends: On the extent of the injury which in your case can only e determined after seeing an X-ray. I would advise a doctors visit to a foot doctor. ...Read more
Left big toe swollen red painful around the outer side &botttom corner of nail. Never had joint pain. Doctor said gout podatrist said ingrown nail. So?
What is wrong with the base of big toe. So much pain, redness, swollen, can't really walk on it and it keeps cracking and popping when I do walk on it?
Hallux Limitus: Hallux limitus is a painful arthritic condition of the big toe joint where the toe meets the foot. Cortisone injections, icing, antiinflammatories, and orthotics are very helpful. Ultimately you may need surgery to clean out the joint and decompress the joint for more motion. You may also be suffering from an acute gout attack of the joint. The treatment is similar. See a podiatrist! ...Read more
11 yo daughter. Swollen ball of foot. Red and painful to lightest touch. Swelling progressing. Now the size of a large egg. No fever. No injury.
Would recommend: Getting this checked at her doctor or the ER or an orthopedist. Sounds like it could be an infection; her doctor should be able to examine her and help her. ...Read more
48 hrs ago I developed severe toe pain with swelling & redness. It's still swollen & red, but not very painful. Should I see a doctor? Ddx?
1out of 3 ain't bad.: As with most conditions developing into a painful, swollen and red condition, knowing the proximal clinical history is necessary to determine the cause, problem and solution. The good thing is that at least the pain appears to be resolving. Give the toe a little more time to see if the redness and swelling also reduce. If things don't improve, then a foot specialist may be the next person to see. ...Read more
The bottom pad of my left big toe is swollen. No pain or redness, just puffy on the pad. Did not injure it. No ingrown toenail. Any ideas what it is?
Fat pad: , there is a fat pad present underneath the toes or metatarsal pads. ...Read more
I broke my toe that's next to my big toe just after Christmas, the X-ray showed it was in pieces at the end of my toe, it's still swollen, red, sore a?
Root Damage?: It's time to have the toe re-evaluated. The difficulty you are having know is either being caused from the bone or the nail. It is not all that unusual for the nail to become ingrown due to nail root damage during the fracturing of the toe. The timing makes sense. Have an expert do the re-evaluation. ...Read more
I trapped my toe under the sofa and was pushed backwards jarring. My big toe and it is all red and swollen and tingly what should I do?
Ouch.: It sounds as though you may have damaged either the bones in the toe, soft tissue enveloping the toe or both. The amount of bruising and swelling is usually a pretty good indicator on the extent of the injury. Apply ice and elevate the foot. Check for up and down toe movement and strength. It could be that an x-ray will be needed to remove all doubt as to the severity of the damage. ...Read more
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