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

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