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Cause of big toe swelling?

Cause of big toe swelling?

Many possible causes: Some causes of toe swelling can include localized issues such as arthritis, infection, ingrown toe nails, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) gout, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have no swelling or pain or injorys what's the cause of the numbness in my big toe and side of foo?

I have no swelling or pain or injorys what's the cause of the numbness in my big toe and side of foo?

Pinched nerve?: Could be coming from a pinched nerve in your back, or actually at the foot level--metatarsal syndrome, an equivalent of the carpal tunnel syndrome of your wrist/hand..
Have it checked out, . ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

It could, but: It depends on what was the trigger for the ganglion to develop. Often it is from some sort of minor injury or irritation of the area. It also may never return, so there's no need to do anything other than wait and see. ...Read more

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I have itching between my big toe and it has been going on for three days now. What could be the cause there is no swelling or blister?

I have itching between my big toe and it has been going on for three days now. What could be the cause there is no swelling or blister?

Tinea pedis: You may be describing tinea pedis or athlete's foot. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/athletes-foot/ds00317. There are otc medications available w/o prescription at most drug stores. Most important is to keep feet dry & be sure to wear flip flops if you shower in public areas eg gym locker rooms. ...Read more

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Last night I woke up and my big toe was throbbing. No swelling, sensitivity or redness. Could wearing flip flops cause this? Today it is gone.

Last night I woke up and my big toe was throbbing. No swelling, sensitivity or redness. Could wearing flip flops cause this?  Today it is gone.

Maybe?: If that was something new to your daily routine, then maybe the flip flops irritated your toe somehow. I am glad the pain is gone now. ...Read more

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Part: left big toe symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part: left big toe
symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain
bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol
question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part:left big: You could have an infection in the toenail or gouty attack. Need to see a podiatrist to differentiate. If toenail is infected might need cutting it back under local anesthesia and PO and topical antibiotics, to r/o gout need a blood test for uric acid. Either way need to be treated ...Read more

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For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left( ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling . Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left( ball of foot?)   large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling .  Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

Rule out Gout: You will need to rule out the possibility of gouty arthritis - it typically appears suddenly in a big toe (classic presentation), although it is usually accompanied by some form of swelling, redness or other discoloration. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on bottom of my feet right below my big toe bone. Feels like fire. No pain no swelling or numbness. Should I get checked out?

Burning sensation on bottom of my feet right below my big toe bone. Feels like fire. No pain no swelling or numbness. Should I get checked out?

Evaluation indicated: You should be evaluated by a musculoskeletal specialist of the feet such as a podiatrist or an orthopaedic surgeon who treats foot and ankle issues. Your description of your symptoms correlates with a problem or injury to the small sesamoid bones located on under surface of the big toe ...Read more

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What can cause swelling on the bottom my foot?

What can cause swelling on the bottom my foot?

Few things: A rupture of the plantar fascia. A fracture in the foot, an access, a foreign body, a sprain, an infection, an allergic reaction, gout, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling on the bottom of my foot?

What can cause swelling on the bottom of my foot?

A few causes: Peripheral edema, local inflammation caused by injury, foreign body, infection, among other things. See a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I wake up with pain in my right big toe ans swelling?

Gout: Big toe is number ONE joint tobe effected in gout. See your doctor, get started on meds, check uric acid levels. ...Read more

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What can I do about severe pain and swelling which suddenly popped up on my big toe ?

What can I do about severe pain and swelling which suddenly popped up on  my big toe ?

See a podiatrist: Sudden pain and swelling can be an indicatior of injury or infection or possible gout. ...Read more

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How can big toe swelling be treated?

How can big toe swelling be treated?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of toe swelling can include localized issues such as arthritis, infection, ingrown toe nails, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) gout, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Big toe swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Big toe swelling?

Mr. Big Stuff.: Described as an edematous toe or an enlargement of the great toe area caused by the retention of water. This swelling may or may not be accompanied by redness, heat, pain or a limited range of movement. ...Read more

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What do I do? Swelling pain in "balls" of feet below big toe?

What do I do? Swelling pain in "balls" of feet below big toe?

Pain: Pain is always an indication that an evaluation is in order. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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I have alot swelling in my big toe , with some itch. Red under skin.

I have alot swelling in my big toe , with some itch. Red under skin.

Toe inflammation: This may be inflammation due to an infection around the toenail(paronychia). Gout or other types of arthritis are possibilities unless it's an injury. See your Physician for evaluation and tr eatment if simple warm soaks Don't help. ...Read more

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I still have swelling 4 weeks after i fractured my big toe, what can I do?

I still have swelling 4 weeks after i fractured my big toe, what can I do?

Wrap the toe: With coban or coflex material. You can also "milk" the toe by applying pressure ofrom top to bottom and the side to side alternating. Ice and oral antiinflatorries are useful as well. ...Read more

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Why does my feet have swelling around my big toe and black rings around all my toes?

Why does my feet have swelling around my big toe and black rings around all my toes?

Black rings: Do you have a history or diabetes, heart issues, overweight? Send photo to see what it is: could be from trauma related to circulation issues to Blue Toe Syndrome. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more info. ...Read more

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Earlier, i dropped a heavy object on my big toe. I can not bend it, there is swelling, and i can't walk. Will I have to get a medical boot?

Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a podiatrist for fracture and other injuries. They will likely take x-rays and perform a detailed examination to check for injury of nerves, joints, etc. They will then be able to prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in big toe for the last 2 weeks. Some swelling. No other physical symptoms. Cold makes it worse. Not moving it makes it worse. Please help.

Sharp pain in big toe for the last 2 weeks. Some swelling. No other physical symptoms. Cold makes it worse. Not moving it makes it worse. Please help.

Have you had a : Pedicure recently? Is the swelling near the nail? You may have a mild infection.
"Not moving it, makes it worse" is puzzling.
Can you tell us anything more? ...Read more

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Skin on big toe filling with pus and swelling. What is happening?

Possible ingrown toe: Nail if by the nail but obvious infection present. See podiatrist sounds like drainage will be necessary and possibly antibiotic. ...Read more

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I fractured my big toe but most of the pain and swelling is in the foot could i torn a ligament also?

I fractured my big toe but most of the pain and swelling is in the foot could i torn a ligament also?

Possibly: Or a tendon is ssible as well, like your ehl tendon. Or simply, your gait has changed to protect the fracture so your overusing certain muscles t hely causing the swelling. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

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 more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more