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Toe Contusion Treatment
Contusion on top of foot, today numbness and tingle in toes. Been on crutches and rice treatment for over a week. Concern for new symptoms.
5th ave. Freeze out.: The RICE may be fine for limited periods of time, but too much cold can not only impede healing, but also actually damage tissue. It would be best to consult with a specialist to make sure you are not over treating your injury. Healing is an ongoing physiological response, guided by chemical signals that can be altered by external treatment applications. ...Read more
About 4 days ago, I accidentally hit my right foot (±1 inch above heel) & it gave me bruise. Will it go away without treatment or must I do something?
Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more
I got 1 square inch bruise two days ago in my knee from a fall from a chair 1 foot high. What is the severity level & the treatment? What shall I do?
Yes: Claw toes or hammertoes are deformities of the toes due to an imbalance of muscles and tendons of the foot. Initially symptoms may be mild and the contracture of the toe is flexible. If left untreated the deformity can progress to a fixed deformity that is stiff and inflexible. Surgery often involved arthroplasty (removal of the joint) or fusion (arthrodesis) of the joint. ...Read more
See a podiatrist:
Debilitating arthritis, toe deformities, permanent nerve injury and tendinopathy can result if the fracture is not adequately stabilized and the soft tissues not properly cared for.
Prolonged immobilization, and/or surgery are indicated. If the injury is severe enough, and surgical reconstruction is not possible, amputation might be needed. Get it taken care of asap! ...Read more
The tendon on the top of the big toe joint is called the Extensor Hallucis Longus. The tendon on the bottom of the big toe joint is called the Flexor Hallucis Longus.
A tear of one of these would just be called a tear of that tendon. A complete tear would require surgical correction with suture or grafts. A partial tear may be treated with casts and non-weight bearing. ...Read more
You need to clean the wound and if you canseethe punture site apply an antiseptic to it.
I would make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date. ...Read more
What treatment is there for numb toes from wearing high heels? Toes have been numb for a month now.
Could be a neuroma: If just 2 or 3 toes are "numb" this could be from a specific type of nerve irritation called a neuroma. If all the toes are numb, something else may be going on. See a podiatrist for a physical exam and diagnosis... Then specific treatment is much easier to recommend. ...Read more
Blood is coming out of elbows and toes. Unable to find out thereason for this. What is this called and what is the treatment?
???: Need to be a little more specific in terms of what you mean when "blood is coming out". ...Read more
I have a soft corn on my third toe and I have been using Dr. Scholls corn removers to rid the appearance, but it keeps re-appearing after treatment.?
Soft corn: These are tough, because the area between the toes is usually very moist--it is difficult to get anything to stick there. The condition is most often caused by a prominent bone in one or both of the toes that rub against each other. Try padded sleeves or tube foam. Ultimately, an X ray and surgery (shaving down the prominent bone, etc.) may be necessary to get rid of the problem. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: Corns are callouses on the toes and are caused mainly by shoe irritation over a period of time. They can just be trimmed by a podiatrist, but will usually come back. The real cause is bony enlargement or malpositioning of the toe. There is a real simple surgery to smooth off the underlying bone and the corn should go away permanently. You can also have your shoes stretched or wear wider shoes. ...Read more
Bony enlargement: It is thickened skin that forms pressure over a bone spur. There are no natural treatments. You can protect the area or have it removed. ...Read more
Likely: Depending on the location and whether a joint is affected can alter treatment plans. In a non-displaced, non-articular (not involving a joint) we often buddy splint the affected toe to it's neighbor for 4 weeks. If the joint is involved there are times when surgery is considered to either remove the fracture fragment or primarily repair the fracture with fixation. ...Read more
See the podiatrist: Have a podiatrist check it in order to make sure the broken toenail did not damage the bed as well. ...Read more
Toe injury: Treatment of both are essentially the same. You may "buddy" tape your small toe with the adjacent toe which will act as a splint. Also, it would be beneficial to wear a stiff/supportive-soled shoe to protect from too much motion while walking. Fractures will heal within 3-4 weeks generally and most likely sooner for a sprain. ...Read more
I have a grayish "pearl" under my toe where I found a tick. What is this and what is treatment for this?
I'm not sure: What is meant by a pearl, but I would see a foot doc and let them have a look, maybe debride it, it necessary. ...Read more
What is a good treatment for corns on your toes which is not painfulI. Is it possible to have laser surgery?
You Choose.: Treating corns is really straight forward. Trimming the corn may relive the pain temporarily, but there is evidence that this practice actually makes the corn come back faster. Applying pads actually add bulk to the toe, making the shoes actually tighter. Real help lies in taking the pressure off the toe. Either wear larger, better fitting, more accommodating shoes or it's a surgical fix. ...Read more