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What is this hard bump growing on the side of my big toe?

What is this hard bump growing on the side of my big toe?

Possible bone spur: If by hard bump you mean skin, it may be a callous.
If there is no skin growth over it, you may be developing a bones spur. ...Read more

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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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There's a red bump on the side of my big toe, what do I do?

There's a red bump on the side of my big toe, what do I do?

Podiatrist: Never ignore abnormal skin changes. Have it evaluated by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the side of my big toe size of a green pea & it hurts when I push down on it. Do you know what I can use for it to leave?

I have a small bump on the side of my big toe size of a green pea & it hurts when I push down on it. Do you know what I can use for it to leave?

Need to diagnose: First it needs an exam, how long has it been there? Has it grown rapid or slow, is it hard or soft? Answers to thse questions will yield a better answer. See your podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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There is a black out raised bump on the side of my big toe, a red streak comes from that. There is very rough skin covering, it hurts to press down.

Call - us Wart.: Raised roughened areas on the side of the big toe, especially at your age are restricted to only a few conditions. A wart will generally hurt when squeezed. A callus will generally hurt when pressure is applied by pushing on it. The problem is, to tell them apart, a good visualization of the bump is needed. Best to see a foot specialist to prevent the lump from potentially spreading. ...Read more

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Hard painful bump under big toe what is it?

Hard painful bump under big toe what is it?

Not sure.: Plantar wart? Have it checked by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a bump hard like a rock on the bottom of my big toe what is it?

I have a bump hard like a rock on the bottom of my big toe what is it?

Accessory bones: Some have extra small sesamoid bones which only need treatment if there is something wrong with them or if they are causing a problem. ...Read more

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My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

Hallux valgus: The term for the big toe leaning toward the second is hallux valgus. While this is often accompanied by a boney prominence on the inner aspect of the joint (bunion), it isn't mandatory. Early treatment can include splinting of the toe or orthotics. If pain arises, surgery is often recommended. ...Read more

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I started running a lot and now there are bumps on both sides of my big toe. What are they and how can I prevent them?

Sounds like: Callus has developed in these areas. Wear cushioned socks, supportive shoes and inserts. See podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of mu big toe, and when I touch it, it hurts is there a way to make it feel better or get rid of it?

Bunion deformity: One of the more common problems seen by podiatrists is a bunion deformity. This is usually caused by a shifting of the first metatarsal bone medially. The bump is the protruding metatarsal head. When this rubs on your shoe it becomes sore. An x-ray is needed for confirmation. Padding, wide toe box shoes, orthotics, cortisone injection, may help. Surgery can correct the problem. ...Read more

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My daughter has a big hard bump on the side of her foot for about 3 weeks and now she has one on the other foot in the same spot. What could it be?

My daughter has a big hard bump on the side of her foot for about 3 weeks and now she has one on the other foot in the same spot. What could it be?

Hard bump: If it is on the outside or lateral aspect of her foot proximal from the little toe (toward the ankle) it sounds like it is the styloid process of the 5th metatarsal. The enlargement there is the normal shape for that particular bone. If she is having pain or redness or swelling then seek the care of a podiatrist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause the big toe on your left foot to have a big bump on it that is hard as a rock?

What could cause the big toe on your left foot to have a big bump on it that is hard as a rock?

See Podiatrist: Could be a cyst, a bone spur, bone prominence or something else. Where on the toe is it? Have a podiatrist examine it. ...Read more

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I have a few small, slightly raised bumps on the side and bottom of my big toe. They're not itchy or irritated, and I've had them for a couple of days?

I have a few small, slightly raised bumps on the side and bottom of my big toe. They're not itchy or irritated, and I've had them for a couple of days?

Could be many: Different things from a rash, dermatitis, athletes foot, allergic reaction etc. YOu can try an otc steroid or anti fungal but a doc can help you once it is looked at. ...Read more

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I have had this little bump on the side of my foot (near big toe) for months it looks like skin has accumulated there and it is painful when pressed?

I have had this little bump on the side of my foot (near big toe) for months it looks like skin has accumulated there and it is painful when pressed?

Callous/ cyst: If skin is hardened maybe a callous due to sheer pressure. Use otc products or inserts to off weight.
If it is fluctuant, maybe a cyst. If hard, then maybe an exostosis or bone spur. Need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side my big toe. I assume its skin but feels like bone. I believe its slowly getting bigger. How do I go about getting it removed?

I have a bump on the side my big toe. I assume its skin but feels like bone. I believe its slowly getting bigger. How do I go about getting it removed?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. From what you described, it may be a callus or a corn. You may try over the counter treatment for callus/corn. If that does not resolve the issue in a month or so, see a doctor.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Hi! So I cut my big toe nail to short on the side and now it has a a red swollen semi white looks like it may have fluid bump on it. Pto in page -jm?

Hi! So I cut my big toe nail to short on the side and now it has a a red swollen semi white looks like it may have fluid bump on it. Pto in page -jm?

Ingrown toenail: When toenails are trimmed too short they can impale the flesh as they grow forward causing pain, redness, drainage. Trimming the offending border out can often cause it to become worse if you don't get the entire margin out. It can also cause it to have temporary relief only to return, again, when the nail grows. Seek medical attention from your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have tiny hard red bumps in-between my big toe and the next toe. And the skin is peeling off around them. But they don't hurt or itch.

I have tiny hard red bumps in-between my big toe and the next toe. And the skin is peeling off around them. But they don't hurt or itch.

I would apply: A topical over the counter hydrocortisone cream three times a day and see if this gets better. It sounds like a dermatitis. Many times over the counter may not be strong enough but its worth a shot before seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a peasized hard bump on top of my big toe for years...in between knuckle and joint. No pain, but seems to be getting bigger. What is this?

Cyst: One examination by an orthopaedist will give u your answer. Sounds like a ganglion cyst @ your age. Older patients in this location may be a mucous or degenerative (arthritic) cyst. Other 'nodules' etc. May be in play with a more detailed history / examination. Get examined! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Try simple first.: I am not clear as to which knuckle you are describing. It is either the joint in the big toe itself or the joint where the big toe meets the main body of the foot. If the bump becomes worse while wearing a certain shoe style, then change the shoes. This may be the easiest solution. Possibly there is an underlying fungal infection. Try using a topical anti fungal. Have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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My so got stitches on the crease of his big toe (awkward spot) and now has a white itchy bump, blister like but harder, that's on his toe. Infection?

My so got stitches on the crease of his big toe (awkward spot) and now has a white itchy bump, blister like but harder, that's on his toe. Infection?

It does not sound: Like an infection but since we cat see it bring your son back to the doc to take a look or somehow post a picture for further comment. Infections are usually red, Or if there is a pus this is another sign of infection. The sutures might just be a little tight and that is the "itchy bump"..... ...Read more

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My friend has a red bump on her big toe at the base of the toe nail (left side), she cant go to a doctor right now, but it there any possibility medicines or anything she can put on it that can possibly help it? If you'll like she can send pictures.

My friend has a red bump on her big toe at the base of the toe nail (left side), she cant go to a doctor right now, but it there any possibility medicines or anything she can put on it that can possibly help it? If you'll like she can send pictures.

Ingrown nail?: There are several possible things this could be but most commonly ingrown nail/abcess is the culprit. Soak toe for 15 min twice a day in water with Epsom salts in it. Then apply Bacitracin to it. Keep up routine until medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Someone accidentally ran into the side of my foot with their scooter and now I have a big bump, im icing it, anything else I need to do, it hurts a lo?

Someone accidentally ran into the side of my foot with their scooter and now I have a big bump, im icing it, anything else I need to do, it hurts a lo?

Direct foot compress: Blunt trauma to the feet produces bruising of the soft tissues and sometimes fractures of the bones. Try ice., compression, ace wrap, hard soled shoe, NSAIDs. If pain or swelling persists or increases u should be seen! ...Read more

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I have bumps on my big toe whatis it?

Many things: Could be warts, dermatitis, insect bites and other things. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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No pain small clear bump on the top of my big toe?

No pain small clear bump on the top of my big toe?

Bump on Toe: The clear bump could be a cyst, typically a synovial cyst. If it is over a tendon, it could be a ganglion. A foot specialist can daignose, and possibly aspirate or remove the bump if necessary. ...Read more

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I have a small painful to the touch bump on the back of big toe just above the fat pad. What could this be?

Cyst or ganglion: Cyst or ganglion of the tendon or joint. If it persist see your foot doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more