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Toothpick In Foot
Why would foot burn at top of foot over big toe into top side of foot? Have an arthritic "hook" in ball of foot b/t big toe/next toe
Depends on Design: There are a number of commecially available prosthetic foot designs. Generally speaking, the ones that are more flexible are considerably more expensive. The low end designs are quite basic, simple foot shaped lasts that have a slight "roll" built in to them. Higher end foot prostheses may have joint movements very similar to a human foot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"hook" shows in xrays in ball of foot under big toe. Pain was in bottom/ball foot now burning on top of foot over metatarsal. What is it? Y pain move?
Returning left foot pain, top/side of the foot, directly down from small toe about halfway. Cuboid? Calcaneous? Pretty sure not rolled ankle. Help
X-ray: Avulsion of the base of the 5th metatarsal at the insertion of the peroneus brevis muscle would be the most common cause. An ossicle at the same point could also be painfully arthritic. An x-ray will prove the Dx. Healing simply takes careful neglect over time. ...Read more
My pinky toe on right foot hurts in shoes. Feels fine barefoot or in sandals. No bumps or red. On inside by nail but not ingrown. Shoes not tight.
Phalangeal spur.: If you really think about it, all nails are technically ingrown, they are just not symptomatic. There could be an underlying reason for the pain if not caused directly by the shoes. To remove all doubt, an exam including an x-ray may bring into view the real problem. ...Read more
Yes: Running barefoot is a fairly new fad.Change in activity, should be done gradually.When going from a good supportive shoe to no shoes, different muscle groups are worked and bone and ligaments are stressed differently.This can lead to overuse and breakdown(injury). If you are going to try barefoot or minimalist shoes, start with kicking around in them for few days, then short walks to running.Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: Depending on the injury and how you healed, this is likely. People who severely injure a joint tend to get arthritis later in life where that injury was. Hopefully you did all of your physical therapy and are keeping yourself healthy and strong now though, and this can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a "stone bruise" in my heel, accident stepping on something. Was wearing shoes. Have sprain ankle of same foot. Can't wear brace and orthotic?
Broke ankle/stretched nerve in '92. Have burning pain at top of foot/big toe area. OA in ball of foot. Can a bone spur cause friction with a nerve?
Neuroma : A neuroma is an inflammation of the nerve in the ball of the foot. It commonly effects the nerve that supplies the 3rd and 4th toes. There are other possible causes, of course, and you should see a podiatrist for a comprehensive exam and proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm having an electric shock feeling in my left foot (sole)and in my 3rd and 4th toes. I also have plantar fasciitis in that foot. Worst when driving?
Lateral plantar: The lateral plantar nerve is a branch of the tibial nerve. It can be compressed at several points along its course from the tarsal tunnel down to the base of the metatarsal phalangeal joint and beyond. Sometimes you can localize the problem by pressing on the bottom of the foot along the nerves course. If the problem cannot be localized ask the neurologist to do a nerve conduction study. ...Read more
Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the am, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your dr). #4: stretching your foot/calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. Soaking won't help! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
L5-S1 Herniation: Disc herniations can give people a variety of symptoms; numbness and tingling can follow various routes in leg or arm and weakness usually has a more distinct pattern depending on the root(s) involved. Numb toes can very well be associated with your L5-S1 level, although there are possible other causes. Find a good PCP for a physical and possible imaging studies if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any diabetic with : Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any possibility of a charcot foot must be considered. You make no mention of skin integrity and this must be examined as well. If you have neuropathy a foreign body should be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strassburg sock - gastroc contracture. Keeps foot out of equinus, but stretch felt in mid foot & not ankle/calf. Have CS in medial foot. Keep wearing?
Equinus: Try wearing a night splint that contours to the back of your leg. Stretching exercises, such as a heel drop of a step or a runner's stretch ie. lean into a wall with your arms extended and one leg back. Lean forward to stretch the calf. Hold all exercises 30 seconds, do 2 sets, 3 times per day. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Foreign body: If the tooth pick is lodged in your foot, you should disinfect it with alcohol then try to grab the end with tweezers. If the toothpick doesn't come out, please see your primary physician or podiatrist. You may also have to be placed on an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes indeed: All signs that an infection is developing. This would mean immediate attention. Entrance wounds need to be cleansed and drained. Antibiotics are required to eradicate punter wound infections. Other consideration are the amount of time since injury and tetanus shot status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 year old male here. I inserted a lubricated toothpick into my urthera as a dare. The toothpick had been washed and doused with disenfectant beforehand. Headaches and cold feet and arms.
Unrelated: I would suspect your symptoms are unrelated or stress induced because you are waiting for something bad to happen. I can't put the symptoms together with anything such an experiment would do. Take a hot bath or sauna and relax. It should pass. If problems persist see your doc. ...Read more
Yes but don't do it!: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more
I stepped on a toothpick and I can feel it under my skin but MRI couldn't see it. It is painful what should I do?
Wood Foreign Body?: Usually these things show up on MRI as it can detect wood, which doesn't show up on plain X-ray films. if the object did not show up on MRI, then it has likely been removed completely and there may only be a few small remnant splinters. I assume you had the toothpick removed. Talk with the doc who ordered the MRI. You may have injured nerves in your foot, which is very painful. Followup w/ MD asap ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I may have swallowed half a toothpick. Do i need to seek additional help or will it pass? I seem to have a minor discomfort in the chest cavity
While eating dinner, I accidentally swallowed a small bit of a toothpick. Will it pass normally, or should I be worried.
I accidentally swallowed a plastic toothpick end about or less than half an inch long. Im worried because it is kinda sharp. Please help(no pain)?!?!
Toothpick: You should pass the toothpick in your atool ...Read more
Use sparingly: Toothpicks that are used overzealously can damage tooth enamel, lacerate gums, and even cause a broken tooth in severe cases. People who have bonding or veneers can chip or break them if they aren't careful. Overly aggressive use of toothpicks can severely wear the roots of teeth, especially in cases where gums have pulled away from the teeth and leave teeth with root surfaces exposed, in elderly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My stool has a groove in it, almost like someone scraped a line with a toothpick. Should i be concerned?
No : I don't think you should be concerned. However, if you notice that the stool caliber is becoming thinner or if you see blood in the stool/from the rectum or if you have new change in your bowel movement/ worsening constipation, weight loss etc in addition to the above-especially if you have positive family history of cancer- you should see and discuss with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would Tdap help me almost 2 months after puncture wound (toothpick)? Concrned about sympts Ive had since injury. Or is it too late for me?
Too late for ??: As far as the initial injury, if you were going to get tetanus, you would have already, and suffered the consequences. Since the injury reminds you that you have let your protection laps, having the vaccine at this time would give you ten years of protection going forward.Any symptoms you have now would be related to another issue. ...Read more
If my last question wasnt clear, what Im asking is if I got puncture wound (stepping on toothpick) 2 months ago can a Tdap help retroactively?
Not this late: Any break in the skin can allow tetanus germs in, and if they had established an infection, you would have had tetanus toxin traveling in your body within a week. A booster at least every ten yrs can protect you for the future, but it looks like you were lucky this time.Rusty nails are the classical story, but any cut can become infected with tetanus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get rid of a tonsel stone if it is hard to access using a toothpick? Can it hurt me in the long run if I don't get rid of it?
Don't use toothpick : Might cause significant bleeding which could be serious so please avoid. Usually they don't cause serious problems. I would usually recommend an ENT opinion about them and where removing the tonsils as a way of getting rid of the tonsolith is required or appropriate - they are often associated with recurrent tonsillitis. I suggest doctor or ENT consult to take things further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have small holes on the skin of the bottom of my left feet its not hurting its like some one stabbed my foot with a bunch of toothpicks. ?
Be seen: There can be many different reasons for your symptoms. Calluses, warts, clogged sweat glands, athletes foot and infection are some of the common reasons. You should be seen in person or virtually for a proper diagnosis and correct treatment plan! ...Read more
I have small holes on the skin of the bottom of my left feet its not hurting its like some one stabbed my foot with a bunch of toothpicks. Help me out
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