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Very Large Big Toe
Sharp sudden pain in big toe only lasts a few seconds then goes away happens periodically throughout the day?
Very large big toes become stiff and painful left one is worse and now knee hurts as been walking funny as toe hurts painkillers don't help?
Boyfriend has a very large blister on big toe and it popped on it's own. The fluid that came out was brown. The swelling in his foot has gone down. And he can move his toes. I drained it and clean around with an alcohol swab then antibacterial soap.
So far, So Good.: It sounds like you've done all the right things. The brown could be the residue of old blood. You need to check for the signs of increasing cellulitis and infection. Things like swelling, redness, heat and pain. If the wound does not improve with your treatment than a trip to your doctor may be in order. If the sight clears, the congratulations are in order, I think. ...Read more
Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn blue and dusky. This needs to be checked promptly. See a podiatrist for an examination. If findings warrant, they will order circulation testing and possibly even refer you to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Would help if you stated where on the toe, could be shoes don't fit properly, ingrown toenail, arthritis of a joint, hallux limitis, gout, infection, fracture.....always helps when in the question you can give as much detail as possible for us to narrow down the possibilities.... ...Read more
Various answers: This may be caused by gout if the toe is red, hot and swollen that you can barely touch it. An ingrown toenail will have swelling and pain on the side of the nail. A broken bone or contusion will cause a deeper bone pain upon pushing to the area. For a more definitive answer, see your podiatrist. ...Read more
Bruising & swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when I see this, I always take an x-ray to see. There is some degree of pain when the toe is moved at the site of the injury. ...Read more
See podiatrist: To HAV e it x-rayed and evaluated. You need to know if the fracure is involved with the joint and also if it is comminuted (multiple pieces). Please do not....Do nothing. The big toe is very important in walking - do not underestimate this injury. ...Read more
Get an X-ray: An x-ray will determine if there is a fracture and if possible, request that the doctor order a weight bearing x-rays for a clearer and better comparative view for fractures. ...Read more
Is it under the nail: If such an streak is under the toe nail, it becomes more significant. Such a streak could be as benign as a bruise, but it can also be something that requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Possibly arthritis: Depending on the joint, your age and any history of injury this could be an arthritic process. Seek the advice of a physician that specializes in feet for more guidance. ...Read more