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I think I broke my toe (big) its red and tingling should I get it checked or is there nothing they can do for it I can't bend it?

I think I broke my toe (big) its red and tingling should I get it checked or is there nothing they can do for it I can't bend it?

Get Checked: I am not sure if you sustained trauma. But your should get checked soon if your toe is swollen, tingling, red, and immobile. This is especially important if you have suffered some trauma. ...Read more

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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Have sore toes (big toes) both feet and pain on left calf.

Have sore toes (big toes) both feet and pain on left calf.

Anytime one: Is experiencing pain in the calf a blood clot should be ruled out. With regards to your toes this is a less important issue as the calf pain takes precedence and you should follow up with a foot doc. ...Read more

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My mother has OA in her right big toe. Big toe joint is brittle and pains with swelling. Do we need to freeze the movement of joint?

My mother has OA in her right big toe. Big toe joint is brittle and pains with swelling. Do we need to freeze the movement of joint?

Synovitis: The joint capsule seems to be inflamed which can happen in osteoarthritis. The disease state called pseudogout is also a possibility with osteoarthritis. It is diagnosed and treated the same as gout would be. Need to see a podiatrist or orthopedic or primary care for physical exam, X-Ray and potential Uric acid testing along with empiric treatment with steroids or colchicine. Def see doc! ;) ...Read more

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I have three broken toes, my big one, the one next to it, and my pinky. It's been three weeks and I'm still in a cast. How much longer before I can take off the cast?

I have three broken toes, my big one, the one next to it, and my pinky. It's been three weeks and I'm still in a cast. How much longer before I can take off the cast?

Talk to your doctor: It sounds like you may have broken more than the toes alone. If you have been placed in cast, it is intended to immobilize and stabilize the broken bones. In general you can expect to be in a cast for 4-6 weeks, but this is often monitored by xrays. Talk to your doctor to clarify the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can you have a bunion on the top of big toe. Left big toe is turning inward & I can't bend it down as far as right toe.

Can you have a bunion on the top of big toe. Left big toe is turning inward & I can't bend it down as far as right toe.

Yes: A bump on the top of the big toe joint develops with jamming of that joint and formation of spurring. This can be caused by trauma or elevation of the metatarsal bone. Early treatment consists of steroid injections and custom inserts to improve joint function. As it advances, surgery may be needed to restore joint function, insert a joint implant or even fuse the joint to stop painful motion. ...Read more

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Bunions on both toes (not big), wear flexible splints (unprescribed).Dr:theres nothing wrong &gave some exercise. My grandfather's were big&Im afraid. Help?

Bunions on both toes (not big), wear flexible splints (unprescribed).Dr:theres nothing wrong &gave some exercise. My grandfather's were big&Im afraid. Help?

Not to worry.: Bunions are generally not a concern unless painful. Custom orthotics/arch supports can slow the progression of bunions. X-rays would be needed to fully evaluate your bunions and offer treatment options. See a Board Certified Podiatrist for a complete evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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My PT acted as though there could be something other than just nerve damage as to why I can't bend my toes except big toe?

My PT acted as though there could be something other than just nerve damage as to why I can't bend my toes except big toe?

Muscle Weakness: Hello: Weakness of the tendons to the toes has two main factors that must be assessed by a foot specialist. First is if there is nerve damage. Second if there muscle weakness or a problem with the tendon. A foot specialist can make the diagnosis and order further tests based on your examination. ...Read more

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What would cause Metatarsal pain in both feet? I do have Morton's toe, where my second toe is bigger than my big toe, on both feet.

Metatarsalgia: See your podiatrist so he can take xrays of your feet. This way they can be evaluated to see if the lesser toes are longer than the big toe and that is why there is pain due to transfer pressure to the longer metatarsals. Orthotics can be made to help redistribute the forces under foot and to better balance out the pressures and thereby alleviating the pain. ...Read more

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2nd toe pain when I walk. Pain at base of 2nd toe (web bet'n 2nd toe n big toe leaning on 2nd toe) when I press on it. What's wrong?

2nd toe pain when I walk. Pain at base of 2nd toe (web bet'n 2nd toe n big toe leaning on 2nd toe) when I press on it. What's wrong?

Metatarsalgia: You may have joint capsule pain or plantar plate ligament sprain. It is common with elongated 2nd ray (toe and metatarsal bone) and a tight heel cord. Overload by walking or repetitive trauma can lead to swelling and pain. Also, if you have a bunion, the great to leaning into the 2nd toe can cause disruption of the joint and deformity. Hope this was informative, if so please vote or follow me. ...Read more

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My 2nd toe, my big toe constantly rubs, & now I have what looks like a small blister, with a black dot in the centre its soft, & painfull, is it a corn?

My 2nd toe, my big toe constantly rubs, & now I have what looks like a small blister, with a black dot in the centre its soft, & painfull, is it a corn?

Could be: Your skin will protect itself where there is increased pressure by forming a corn/callus however sometimes things can get embedded within that forming. Thia can be dirt, can be a.Scab from friction or a wart (virus). Have the podiatrist check it and offer you relief and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is there surgery to correct crooked toes. My big toe on my right foot is so far from the rest of the toes that I have trouble getting shoes that fit.

Is there surgery to correct crooked toes. My big toe on my right foot is so far from the rest of the toes that I have trouble getting shoes that fit.

Volumes of Ways.: There are textbooks written that describe a multitude of surgical techniques specifically designed to correct your very problem. It is always best to obtain several opinions on the task, before you make a final decision. ...Read more

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I have toenail fungus in several toes.....my big toe bleeds a little...is this from the fungus? Overall health is good. Started using jublia (efinaconazole) week ago

I have toenail fungus in several toes.....my big toe bleeds a little...is this from the fungus? Overall health is good. Started using jublia (efinaconazole) week ago

ONYCHOMYCOSIS: Yes it may be. Follow up with your doctor if > 5 nail involved I usually add Lamisil (terbinafine) 250mg M-F pulse dosing. Hold Sat&Sun. Check LFTS. D/W your doctor next visit. ...Read more

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What to do ingrown toe nail? My toe is big and red I have like meat coming form between my toe nail and my nail blood be coming out of it it hurts

What to do ingrown toe nail? My toe is big and red I have like meat coming form between my toe nail and my nail blood be coming out of it it hurts

Have it checked: What you describe is a condition known as onychocryptosis or ingrown toenail. The symptoms can vary from very mild to severe depending on how long it has been present. It occurs when part of the nail penetrates the skin, which can often result in an infection. The treatment includes antibiotics, and removal of the offending part of the nail. See a dermatologist or podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Toe fungus. Big one is bleeding/dried blood (recurring) a bit at cuticle corner & the skin around is puffy circle. Best treatment laser or Jublia (efinaconazole)? Or?

Toe fungus. Big one is bleeding/dried blood (recurring) a bit at cuticle corner & the skin around is puffy circle. Best treatment laser or Jublia (efinaconazole)? Or?

See a dermatologist: Begin by defining the problem. Is fungus the primary concern? Oral terbinafine for 3 months is safe and costs $12 cash. It is about 60% effective as judged by result 1 year later. Laser costs $1000, not covered by insurance, uncertain result. You need a year to find out if it helped. The cream costs over $1000 for less than 10% success. You pick one. ...Read more

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Stubbed toe, (beside big toe) few days ago, bruising, min. Swelling but hurts when I move it, esp. Right on top of foot, could I have fractured it?

Maybe: Only way to tell is with an X-ray. If the toe is still straight, the only thing that is usually done is a splint to the adjacent toe. If the symptoms are bad enough, and/or the toe is deformed, best to have an X-ray. See an orthopedist next week to get this done. Otherwise, need to go to an ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Arthritic changes in big toes, what to do?

Arthritic changes in big toes, what to do?

Depends: What the changes are and where exactly they are located. Would also depend on how much pain it is causing. If there is no pain you don't necessarily have to do anything.
Options include: topical antiinflammatories, injection therapy, orthotics and surgery. ...Read more

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How do people with bent big toes walk normally?

How do people with bent big toes walk normally?

See below: If by bent you mean bunion formation, there walking may not be impaired as long as there is function at the joint. ...Read more

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I have burning under my big toes. What could it be?

A few things: Burning pain under the big toe (hallux) can be due to a lot things- neuropathy (from medical problems like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, poor circulation), arthritis, osteoporosis, underlying bone deformity, callus, wart, foreign body or another injury. A podiatrist can help with the diagnosis and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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My two big toes have purple marks, should I be concerned?

My two big toes have purple marks, should I be concerned?

Depends on where/why: That description does not tell me much. Was there injury? How long have these purple marks been there? Are there other symptoms such as pain, itching, temperature changes of skin? I think it best to see a podiatrist for pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Broad big toes?

Big toe on Campus.: Toe shape, length and width will vary widely with the size of the foot. So clearly the width alone has little significance in the description. Until the ratio of toe length to toe width exceeds 1:1, the broadness may not even be recognized. Even then, unless the big toe stands alone in excessive width, it could still appear normal in size, in relation to the other toes on the foot. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for dry big toes? Doesn't itch, just dry.

What is the remedy for dry big toes? Doesn't itch, just dry.

Moisturizing lotions: I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrences or colorings that could cause skin irritations.

http://www. Personandcovey. Com/productdetail. Asp? Productid=19. ...Read more

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What causes planter warts? I keep gettin them on the bottom of my big toes?

What causes planter warts? I keep gettin them on the bottom of my big toes?

A virus: Plantar warts are caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus. They usually resolve on their own. Since you are having recurrent problems with plantar warts you should schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have very deep cracks underneath both big toes, very painful how do I treat?

Topical emollients: Lac hydrin
Neosporin with pain medicine
Topical analgesics
And cover areas with dressings ...Read more

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Hello, I can't bend one of my big toes upwards, occasionally there is pain when resting?

If you can't bend: Your great toe upwards, you may have a spur or arthritic changes at the joint, an X-ray would tell you that. Pain while resting may be secondary to a local problem at the joint or more proximal issue in your back... ...Read more

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Pain upon press in corners of big toes, persistent but non progressive. How can this be cured?

See a foot doc: They can do a permenant partial nail avulsion and these recurrent ingrown toenails will be fixed. ...Read more

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