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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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My big toe has been numb for some time. I'm not diabetic. Now the top of my foot up part of my ankle is numb. What would cause this?

My big toe has been numb for some time.  I'm not diabetic.  Now the top of my foot up part of my ankle is numb.  What would cause this?

See a neurologist : Neuropathy and neurapraxia comes in many forms. You also have a history of ablation and ankylosing spondylitis which may also be factors. A good neurological work up would be in your best interest. ...Read more

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Ganglionic cyst top of right foot saw dr. Tried to drain; couldn't. Now numbness in big toe and toe next to it. Some numbness on top also. Healthy, 43?

Ganglionic cyst top of right foot saw dr. Tried to drain; couldn't. Now numbness in big toe and toe next to it. Some numbness on top also. Healthy, 43?

Remove cyst: You could see if another drainage attempt might work, but, it sounds like there is pressure on a nerve and removal of the cyst may be necessary to preserve the nerve. Speak to podiatrist or orthopedic specialist soon. ...Read more

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I fell yesterday. I twisted my ankle. Ankle a little swollen. I have some pain on top of my foot. Mostly behind my big toe. Could it be a fracture?

I fell yesterday.  I twisted my ankle. Ankle a little swollen.  I have some pain on top of my foot. Mostly behind my big toe. Could it be a fracture?

Twisted Ankle : A fracture is always possible, especially if you everted your ankle when you fell. Apply ice packs for a day or two and see if the swelling and pain subside. If not, it might be prudent to check with an orthopedist and get an x-ray to be sure. ...Read more

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Using a walker now and placing weight on foot but foot/toes turn purple when walking. Prev broken foot 2 mos ago? Why the purple color?

Using a walker now and placing weight on foot but foot/toes turn purple when walking. Prev broken foot 2 mos ago? Why the purple color?

Purple color foot: After 2 months, the bruising should be completely resolved. However because the time the foot was immobilized, there may be some venous congestion especially when walking. This may be seen as swelling of the foot and ankle as well as some dark pigmentation of the skin due to pooling of blood in the veins of the lower extremity. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pressure going up and down your toes with a broken foot? Got it in a boot cast and the pressure feeling comes and goes.

Is it normal to feel pressure going up and down your toes with a broken foot? Got it in a boot cast and the pressure feeling comes and goes.

Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What if your having pain in the toe next to the big toe on top and the bottom of the foot?

Many possibilites: What part of the toe? By the nail? By a joint? Is the second toe longer or shorter than the big toe? Suffer any injury? More info is needed. See a foot doc. You can try on your own to soak in warm water and epsom salt, take an antiinflammatory like Motrin if not contraindicated and if still painful see foot doc. ...Read more

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My big toe turns purple and the top of my foot swells why?

My big toe turns purple and the top of my foot swells why?

See a doctor: Venous insufficiency could be one reason, but i would tend to think all the toes would turn purplish.The temp of the skin would be important, is the foot cooler or warmer and what it is compared to the contralateral limb. Is this new onset? History of trauma? More info would help but you should get checked out simply because the findings are not normal. ...Read more

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Broken Foot (Definition)

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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more