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The outer corner of my big toe hurts?

The outer corner of my big toe hurts?

Ingrown Nail: If the pain is at the edge of the toenail, this could be a classic ingrown nail. This can also become red and swollen in time. An ingrown nail can be removed. Another possible condition could be a bone deformity if the pain is closer to the joints. ...Read more

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Toe Pain (Definition)

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Why is it that the top of my big toe hurts?

Why is it that the top of my big toe hurts?

Several things: Trauma such as being stepped on or your toe may be rubbing on the top of the shoe, gout, bursitis. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts really badly. What can I do?

My big toe hurts really badly. What can I do?

See Podiatrist: He will evaluate and examine and probably x-ray and provide treatment depending on cause. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts and is getting black at the side?

My big toe hurts and is getting black at the side?

Needs to be seen: You have not given enough information to tell if you bruised it or have a significant problem

i would see a podiatrist for exam. ...Read more

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The bottom of my big toe hurts a lot, what can it be?

The bottom of my big toe hurts a lot, what can it be?

/: If there is only early spuring, even with a bad joint surface the pain and loss of motion is due to the kissing spurs at the mt-pp joint.

Simple exostectomy can be done and I have had huge sucess with this. Lay up time is minimal and patirnts are happy.

Even return to all prior exercise and activity.

I my wife had it done and no pain nor. I have it, but need to find a syrg. To do it my way. ...Read more

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I wore my flip flops all day and inbetween my big toe hurts badly. Is this normal?

Flip flops: Very common when flip flops are first worn. The area between the toes is sensitive and can become bruised and the skin can even blister. The area toughens and may even form callouses as the flip flops are worn so it is no longer painful. I generally recommend wearing the flip flops for short periods in the beginning. This helps toughen the skin and tissue without injuring the area. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts. It hurts when I bend it back and forward. It just started to hurt tonight. What could be wrong.?

My big toe hurts. It hurts when I bend it back and forward. It just started to hurt tonight. What could be wrong.?

Toe pain: Where does it hurt in big toe? At base? Is it red and irritated? Do you have history of gout? Sudden onset of pain in toe without injury, and recent ingestion of some foods - shellfish, red meat and ex. Beer, can bring on a gout attack. Try taking an advil. ...Read more

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I have severe toe pain not my big toe it hurts when sitting and if you touch it or rub it wrong it's been going on for awhile?

I have severe toe pain not my big toe it hurts when sitting and if you touch it or rub it wrong it's been going on for awhile?

Many things: Unfortunately, without a better description this could be many things. But classically things doctors think of that cause toe pain, are fractures (if you traumatized it) or gout/pseudogout (crystal problems that affect joints), even infections or non-infectious inflammation (like synovitis). You will get better answers if you are able to provide a bit more info. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts and is a bit pinnk, swollen?

My big toe hurts and is a bit pinnk, swollen?

Possible Ingrown: Without a better description, this sounds like you might have an infected ingrown toenail. If your toenail looks like the picture shown, this can be addressed in the office with a simple procedure. If not, you should still see a specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Big toe hurts after wearing heels, is it broken?

Big toe hurts after wearing heels, is it broken?

Doubtful if there: Wasn't an acute injury. Have you considered seeing a pedorthist to help you find shoes that are better for the health of your feet ; toes? ...Read more

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My big toe hurts when pressure is applied? Also pink.

My big toe hurts when pressure is applied? Also pink.

Ingrown Nail: If the pain is at the edge of the toenail, this could be a classic ingrown nail. This can also become red and swollen in time. An ingrown nail can be removed. Another possible condition could be a bone deformity if the pain is closer to the joints. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my left big toe hurts when I put pressure on it?

Why might it be that my left big toe hurts when I put pressure on it?

Need more info: Your question is too broad. Need more info. Pain associated with pressure can be caused by multiple things. If concerned, see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the the pain, does it swell, did you injure it, etc. Get checked and if necessary you may be referred to a foot and ankle specialist if your pcp cannot handle it. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts when I walk. What is it?

Most likely arthriti: Arthritis in the big toe joint, check it out with your doctor I am sure he will be able to help you. ...Read more

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The upper side of my big toe hurts when I run?

The upper side of my big toe hurts when I run?

May be structural: If this is the only time it bothers you, it may be secondary to foot structure or function. I would recommend going to a good running store and looking for a good motion control shoe and try an over-the-counter support, antiinflammatories and rest until comfortable. Have it evaluated by your podiatrist if persists. Dr l. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts at the corner by the nail. What should I do?

Most likely ingrowin: Try not cut short, keep clean with h2o2 soaks, if got inflamed see your doctor. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts from kicking the door I can barley move it is it brokenn?

My big toe hurts from kicking the door I can barley move it is it brokenn?

Maybe: It may be - but the treatment will likely just be ice, elevate, and walk using a hard-sole shoe. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts an it's kinda swollen where the eponychium is? What is it

Sounds like a: Possible infection. Visit a podiatrist who can confirm this for you. ...Read more

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Hi the iner tip of my big toe hurts real bad when I wear any closed up shoe bigger or fits just right and the longer I stay in shoes the more it hurt.

Ingrown toenail: If pressure against the side of you big toe elicits pain, an ingrown toenail is a likely cause. A podiatrist can easily determine this and effectively treat it. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts bad by joint and I didn't hurt it what could it be?

Gouty arthritis: Most likely gout caused by uric acid build up. Produced from purines - proteins found in red meat, shellfish, wine etc. Could also be degenerative osteoarthritis but less likely at 32. Google a gout diet and follow it. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts. Could it be an ingrown toenail?

My big toe hurts. Could it be an ingrown toenail?

Yes: If the pain is along the nail edge it could be ingrown. ...Read more

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Sometimes my big toe hurts a lot when I walk on concrete. What could be wrong?

Sometimes my big toe hurts a lot when I walk on concrete. What could be wrong?

It's Hard.: There is the possibility that there is nothing wrong with your big toe. Walking on concrete can be a limitation for feet that are not hardened. Especially, since it happens only sometimes. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts at the joint and I cannot bend it, it has been like this for a few months?

My big toe hurts at the joint and I cannot bend it, it has been like this for a few months?

Hallux rigidus: You likely have hallux rigidus, arthritis of the big toe. You may have done something to exacerbate it over the past few months. You don't mention any specific injury. Nsaids and a stuff sole shoe that doesn't bend at the big toe (to act like a splint) may help. Topical pain creams may help too. ...Read more

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5 broken met bones, 1 at base big toe. Can move 4 no prob but big toe hurts to move it much. Big toe taking longer to heal?

5 broken met bones, 1 at base big toe. Can move 4 no prob but big toe hurts to move it much. Big toe taking longer to heal?

See the podiatrist: Get re-evaluated. You'll want to have an xray to determine what stage of healing you are at. Just because you can move a toe is not an indication of healing. ...Read more

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Few months ago my doctor said that my big toe is broken. I didn't do anything because it didn't hurt. Currently my big toe hurts with every step.

Needs evaluation: You should see your doctor again or a foot specialist. You may have a nonunion of your broken toe. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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The bottom of my foot by my big toe hurts dead skin?

The bottom of my foot by my big toe hurts dead skin?

Big toe: If you have a lot of skin there, it could be a pressure point from you're gait. Paring this down with an insert is appropriate. That being said if it has a seedy appearance and bleeds very easily, it could be a wart. Check with a podiatrist for further care. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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