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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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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.

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

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Big toe turning blue?

Big toe turning blue?

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

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Why does my big toe hurt?

Why does my big toe hurt?

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

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Ocassional brief pain in big toe?

Ocassional brief pain in big toe?

Shoes: Check to see if the pain is related to certain shoes. ...Read more

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What causes the big toe to swell?

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

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How do I treat a corn on big toe?

A podiatrist: Can trim it for you and possibly offer you a more permenant solution. ...Read more

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What if big toe not able to bend?

What if big toe not able to bend?

See Podiatrist: You may have arthritis of your toe gout a fracture or a torn tendon, early evaluation is your best shot at full recovery. ...Read more

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How do I reduce pain on my big toe?

That depends on: The reason for your pain. Since some sources can be serious, recommend that you seek evaluation from your podiatrist. Once the cause is determined, a treatment regimen can be offered. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt when I jog?

Joint Pain: You may have hallux limitus or rigidus which restricts the range of motion to that joint. You could have other things like capsulitis and many other possibilities. See you local podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I treat a spasm in my big toe?

Stretch: When you are having a spasm or cramp slowly stretching the muscle helps to alleviate it. Muscle fatigue or overuse is what usually causes cramps or spasms. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I broke my big toe?

How can you tell if I broke my big toe?

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

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Big toe won't move when picking toes up?

Could have a: Hallux limitis or rigidis. Reduced or little motion secondary arthritic changes or bone spurs. ...Read more

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What are symptomes of "hook" in big toe?

Depends: On which direction the "hook" is. But symptoms would range from pain, numbness, cramps, joint pain and many more. Do you have a bunion? ...Read more

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What do you do if your big toe is broken?

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

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Unbearable pain in big toe! What do I do?

Unbearable pain in big toe! What do I do?

See Podiatrist: For proper diagnosis and treatment. Ice and elevation may help. ...Read more

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Abnormally large big toe for a woman why?

One or both?: If only one of your big toes is enlarged you should have it evaluated and x-rayed. If both toes are equal size, but seem large to you chalk it up to genetics/heredity. ...Read more

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Why has my big toe suddenly become crooked?

Suddenly?: An injury or some other type of trauma (injection, infection) will can cause this to happen suddenly. In the absence of this circumstance, this probably happened over a period of time: most likely a result from poor biomechanics or a type of arthritis. ...Read more

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How can you know if your big toe is broken?

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

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What. Causes. A. Big. Toe. To. Come. Off.?

Several: Trauma! Or surgery.
Gangrene with mummification and auto amputation
diabetic ulceration, and some other infections and diseases can be related - burgher's disease and smoking! ...Read more

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I dropped my xbox on my big toe, what to do?

Ice: Ice, elevation and ibuprofen. If it is severely swollen and bruised you may need to have it x-rayed ...Read more

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What is a black streak in middle of big toe?

What is a black streak in middle of big toe?

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

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In what way can I tell if I broke my big toe?

Unless it is: Obviously deformed - an x-ray will be required to make this determination. ...Read more

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'what is wrong if I can''t bend my big toe up? '

Couple of things: You may have a tendonitis or you may have a bone spur preventing motion of the toe. ...Read more

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My big toe won't move right. What could this be?

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

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What would cause swellin and pain in my big toe?

What would cause swellin and pain in my big toe?

Few things: Gout, arthritis, or some sort of trauma can all cause it. See your physician so they can do an appropriate exam. ...Read more

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Part of my big toe is white, what does this mean?

Part of my big toe is white, what does this mean?

Possible: If its white may have lack of blood supply and this needs attention asap. ...Read more

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I broke my big toe how long does it take to heal.

Weeks: As a healthy adult most bones heal in 4-6 weeks. There is individual variation between people and if you have multiple medical problems that can impact healing times. ...Read more