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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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Why does the ball of my foot under my big toe hurt? Need better shoes?

Why does the ball of my foot under my big toe hurt? Need better shoes?

Several things: The bone could be protruding, you could have loss of fat pad, capsulitis. It may not be a shoe problem. Try to put a cushioned insole in the shoe to relieve pain. If this does not help see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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The past 3 years the ball of my left foot and my big toe hurt (can't bend it to wear closed shoes)?

The past 3 years the ball of my left foot and my big toe hurt (can't bend it to wear closed shoes)?

Hallux rigidus: Very possibly, you have what is termed "hallux rigidus" or a rigidly fixed great toe joint. This is an "wear and tear" type of arthritic condition localized to this specific joint. The inability to bend the great toe will limit your ability to propulse, or push-off, during each step, causing you to often transfer your weight to another part of the foot, in your case, maybe the ball of the foot. ...Read more

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I've been working on my feet at a restaurant sometimes 8-10 hours a day every day. What can I do to relieve the pain on my big toe, heels and legs. It hurts to walk most times. I have good shoes with insoles and i've had to put cotton balls on the side of

Custom orthotics: See a foot specialist to check alignment of your foot. You may need more support than commercial available arch support. Shoes also need to be checked. A more rigid shoe is needed. It sounds like you have flat feet and are having symptoms that are consistent with this condition. Earth shoes may help offload the ball of your foot. ...Read more

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Can shoes cause lumps on feet? Have a painful and slightly bruised lump under my big toe but haven't hurt it.

Can shoes cause lumps on feet? Have a painful and slightly bruised lump under my big toe but haven't hurt it.

You (s)choose: I look at it this way. The slightly bruised lump was caused by: 1. Pressure on your toe with absolutely no involvement with the shoe. 2. Pressure on your toe caused by the toe and the shoe. 3. Pressure on the toe caused only by the shoe, having nothing to do with the toe's activity. I'm betting on number 2. ...Read more

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Pain at base of big toe spreading few inches up too of foot started 3 days ago. Unsure how i got hurt. Hurts less when stabilized in shoe. Any ideas?

Pain at base of big toe spreading few inches  up too of foot started 3 days ago. Unsure how i got hurt. Hurts less when stabilized in shoe. Any ideas?

Possible : Hallux limitis or tendonitits. Should see foot doc as history is not entirely clear and clinical exam will likely aid in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Wearing shoes that hurt my feet and now my big toe is numb?

Wearing shoes that hurt my feet and now my big toe is numb?

Neuritis: The shoes may have caused enough external pressure to a nerve to cause mono neuritis, which can cause numbness to an area of the foot. ...Read more

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My big toe really hurts after I wear tight shoes. Is this bad for my feet?

Can be: Tight shoes can lead to ingrown toenails and other deformities like bunions and hammertoes. If the shoes are tight enough and you wear them long enough you can even create some nerve damage in the great toe. ...Read more

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I have pain on the bottom of my foot towards the inside of my big toe. Its not really the ball of my foot but on the inside edge of my toe.

Perhaps sesamoiditis: The. Big toes has two pea-size sesamoid bones that lie about the inside and outside of the undersurface of the big toes just at the end of the "ball" of your foot. They can be become injured and inflamed or painful. A thorough Orthopaedic evaluation is warranted to assess the real source of your pain ...Read more