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What is a reason for a painful little toe?

What is a reason for a painful little toe?

Varies: Ingrown nail, corn, fracture, shoe irritation, fungus nail, soft corn, infection, etc. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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His little toe is very swollen, red and painful. He works outdoors in the cold but can't remember banging it at any time to cause injury. ?

His little toe is very swollen, red and painful. He works outdoors in the cold but can't remember banging it at any time to cause injury. ?

Inflammation....: You have described the cardinal signs of classic inflammation. Not necessarily an infection, but certainly inflamed. All flannel aside, the toe needs to be examined. Sooner is always better than later, just in case a easy treatment can end the problem quickly. ...Read more

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I hit ankle two weeks ago still swollen and painful now my little toe on same side is starting to feel numb what is wrong with ankle and toe?

I hit ankle two weeks ago still swollen and painful now my little toe on same side is starting to feel numb what is wrong with ankle and toe?

Hit ankle: The lateral sural cutaneous nerve passes the ankle and apparently you may have damaged that nerve. It can supply sensation to your little toe. The more your ankle swells, the more pressure on that nerve, the number your little toe. Diagnostic ultrasound (dus) or MRI testing might help to visualize damaged nerve tissue. ...Read more

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How to identify a broken toe?Bounced his little toe about 4hours ago, its swollen numb and painful, there's a slit between the crease joining footbottom

How to identify a broken toe?Bounced his little toe about 4hours ago, its swollen numb and painful, there's a slit between the crease joining footbottom

Bruising ; swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when i see this, i always take an x-ray to see. There is some degree of pain when the toe is moved at the site of the injury. ...Read more

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I hit my ankle now it is swollen & painful also hurts when i walk on it and my little toe is cold skin on foot is normal what could be wrong with it?

I hit my ankle now it is swollen & painful also hurts when i walk on it and my little toe is cold skin on foot is normal what could be wrong with it?

RSDS: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome can be caused by a mild traumatic event. If undiagnosed it can lead to severe pain and disability. The cold skin after an injury is what is triggering this possible diagnosis. Have your foot , ankle examined. ...Read more

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Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Ankle: First you need to see a foot and ankle dr to get an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture and you should elevate it. Foot could be cold fot many reasos to many to mention here. ...Read more

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My little toe started hurting yesterday evening. Since I woke up this morning, the pain has really increased, the toe is now visibly swollen and I can?

Varies : I would not hesitate to be seen, multiple potential considerations. Among the top three are probably an infectious problem, an inflammatory condition such as gout, or a pressure phenomena. A good exam can likely distinguish between multiple causes. ...Read more

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Little toe broken? Swollen and warm to touch, how can I tell?

Fractured Toe: Needs an x-ray to be able to diagnosed and if not displaced just buddy tape is needed. See your podi. ...Read more

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What should I do if my little toe is swollen and throbbing causing me pain?

Be seen: Unless it is something simple, such as for example symptoms related to wearing ill fitting shoe wear, consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more