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


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My daughter is 5. She recently had a very swollen and painful foot for no reason. No know injury. her esr was 95. what could cause this?

My daughter is 5. She recently had a very swollen and painful foot for no reason. No know injury. her esr was 95. what could cause this?

Inflammation: Swelling and elevated esr could signal an infection either in the joint or bone, or an immune type arthrtitis like rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, serum sickness like reaction. History as to recent drug intake, other symptoms like skin rash or sore throat, fever or swollen lymph nodes may give clues, in addition to other labs or imaging studies. ...Read more

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Knee keeps jarring back, knee, ankle & foot very painful, swollen & foot very cold, do have old meniscus & acl injury, recent pain for unknown reason?

Knee keeps jarring back, knee, ankle & foot very painful, swollen & foot very cold, do have old meniscus & acl injury, recent pain for unknown reason?

Get checked: You'll want to get checked and treated right away. Although unlikely given the short description, infected joint needs to be ruled out. Also, the cold extremity is very concerning for vascular compromise. Follow your instinct, but you may consider urgent care today or at least placing a call to your primary care doc or orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read more

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My foot is swollen what could be the reason?

My foot is swollen what could be the reason?

Many possibilities! : Gout, infection, water retention, sprain, arthritis, just to name a few. A lot depends on the history and physical exam, so I would recommend seeing your doctor to determine the cause! ...Read more

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My right foot is swollen for no reason? No trauma. Could it be infected?

My right foot is swollen for no reason?  No trauma.  Could it be infected?

Possibly: While infection may create inflamation with associated swelling, unilateral leg or lower extremity swelling is also associated with other conditions including a DVT and should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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I have my left foot swollen for about 6 months no apparently reason. X-ray, nuclear test, doppler and finally MRI doesn't show anything. Need help!

I have my left foot swollen for about 6 months no apparently reason. X-ray, nuclear test, doppler and finally MRI doesn't show anything.  Need help!

Unilateral foot : Swelling? I assume it is not painful. It could be lymphedema, caused by anything that interrupts lymph drainage from the foot. If you are diabetic, you could have decreased sensation in the foot and traumatize it repeatedly without knowing, condition called charcot's foot. But not likely with normal mri, which is a very accurate imaging test. I am stumped, sorry. ...Read more

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Black bruise on inner thigh just appeared no reason leg hurts real bad and swollen with extreme foot pain?

Black bruise on inner thigh just appeared no reason leg hurts real bad and  swollen with extreme foot pain?

Extreme pain : Should always be checked out. In my differential diagnosis would be a clot which requires you to go to the emergency room.....Better be safe than sorry....A clot could potentially kill you.... ...Read more

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Big toe very sensitive, painful, swollen and red..Broken?

Please have this : Checked. There are a number of possible problems. An infection needs to be ruled out. Recommend seeing your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Swollen extremely painful infected big toe. What can I take for this?

Swollen extremely painful infected big toe. What can I take for this?

See a podiatrist: There isn't really a quick fix. Get it checked properly and the podiatrist can remove the sliver of nail that is causing the problem - nail avulsion. It is an in-office procedure and does not have any significant down time. Most folks typically return to their regular shoes and activities the same day. If it is a chronic problem, the avulsion can be permanent and not bother you again. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red after dropping book on it. Will it heal?

Yes: You may just have a bad bruise on it or you may have a stress fracture but it should resolve as long as the alignment is good and you rest. Stress fractures take 4-6 weeks to heal but may have swelling present for 2-4 months. If painful when walking you may seek help or get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Several reasons: Injury, gout, infection, circulotory disorder are all possiblities. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are some remedies for a painful, swollen big toe?

What are some remedies for a painful, swollen big toe?

Depends: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My big toe and the area around it is red, swollen, and painful. Might be gout. What are foods I should eat and avoid? Should I ice it? Thank you!!

My big toe and the area around it is red, swollen, and painful. Might be gout. What are foods I should eat and avoid? Should I ice it? Thank you!!

Maybe not so easy.: More to the point, before trying to self diagnose, have it examined and eliminate all doubt. Your symptoms seem to describe a gouty condition, and could very well be, but controlling diet may be only part of the solution. Your doctor can supply all the necessary information, as well as instruction, to help you deal with this. ...Read more

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I think i broke my big toe 8 weeks ago and now it bent forward and very swollen and painful what can I do I did no t go to hospital because i didn't th

I think i broke my big toe 8 weeks ago and now it bent forward and very swollen and painful what can I do I did no t go to hospital because i didn't th

Healed already: At this time frame the bone is already healed. It will most likely stay the way it is until is can be surgically corrected. Good luck! ...Read more

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Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red at both sides of the toenail?

Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red at both sides of the toenail?

Ingrown toenail: Sounds like an ingrown toenail. But to be safe, and for treatment, i would suggest checking in with a specialist. ...Read more

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