I was referred to a foot specialist who offered me steroid injections ,I declined after he told me the side effects, but I am very keen to find another solution. It drained itself so I never went back to the doctor. Hi Karen, Take a look at this page that talks about. If it's tender, inflamed, and red, it definitely could be gout. I know that it has been over two years but I honestly think it may have either healed incorrectly or is out of place. About the only thing that relieves the pain for me is a patch I bought on line that has Lidocaine in it. The problem seems to be in the major joint my own jargon, but I'm talking about the one that is the ball of your foot only.
A sprain can be mended much more quickly but a break may require some professional attention. We were flying out to visit my sister in Washington and go skiing; so I sucked it up and was able to walk it off by Sunday by shifting more weight to my heels. Your thoughts would be most appreciated. Thousands of people before you have benefited from these videos, so just dive in and give it a try. Only registered members can ask a question, but you do not need to register to respond and give help.
I am also female, 43, fit and active. Rapid increase in discomfort, lasting for some hours of the night and then easing during the next few days. Went to bed two nights ago, no pain at all, woke up yesterday and almost fell over when I tried to stand up. And as bad as it hurts, it goes away completely within a few hours. I cannot bend it downward, and it's extremely sore. Any body part will react to significant change such as the removal of a metal pin. Sorry to say this is 24 hour thing.
I don't think this something you should be waiting around for a regular doctor's appointment on. It feels like it gets agitated if I disturb my toenail in any way. The big toe joint is most commonly affected. I have not yet received a follow-up call from the doctor, so I am planning on calling back on Monday. Sorry to anyone who has suffered this injury, it's very painful! If you neglect to treat a broken toe, some more serious complications both immediate and long term can arise.
Pain is deep inside the outside center bottom part of my foot. The doctor will generally ask questions and request that you gently move the toe or try to put light pressure on it to determine the nature of the injury. Also, they checked my calcium and vitamin D levels since it is taking so long for it to heal. I started to notice is last night though and took tylenol. On my right foot the tendon that connects to the big toe can be seen. Any suggestions or should I go see a doctor? Hi jasonmburns, I would still relate the you are having to one of two things, inflammation of one of the sesamoid bones in the toe or a type of nerve compression tarsal tunnel syndrome.
It's also swollen, but not bruised or red. What we suffer from is rheumatoid arthritis. I was careful and it seemed to heal well. Of course I have had it buddy taped to my adjacent toe every day since the day I broke it. Like bunions, these bony enlargements can create a hallux valgus deformity in which the big toe points towards the second toe.
I guess I will check on the gout possibility. As you suggest it may be a sprain which would make sense as to how i injured the toe, would you have a rough idea as too how long it may take to gain full range of movement again? It swells a little but not too much. The injury occurs when the toe endures excessive force while flexing, such as when an athlete pushes off from the big toe when cutting and running. As you walk, bunions push against your shoes, causing your big toe to push against your other toes. Although there are a few common elements that many people tend to recognize, everybody is different and no one quite feels pains the same way. I have three different sets of X-rays at different angles, all taken on different dates, starting when the accident happened two months ago to just a week ago and none show a fracture.
He said that the pain across the top of my foot is most likely from tendons tightening. High heels, tight shoes, and pointy-toed shoes can encourage the formation of bunions. It constantly feels like I need to crack it and once in awhile when walking I get sharp pains in the toe. Have I made it worse by using it? Take all of what your doctors have said to you and visit a local professional who will be able to provide you with direction from there. In general, my feet hurt, but this is very intense.
Open Fracture: Putting pressure on the toe or attempting to use the foot after a toe injury can lead to an open fracture which is when the broken toe sticks through the skin and is visible to the outside environment. I had a great deal of trouble with Mortons neuroma in both feet 3 years ago, It reached the point where It was too uncomfortable to wear closed shoes at all. C'mon, it's been how many months now and I am just where I started, maybe even worse since my tendon may have pulled up into my foot and now I may be stuck like this forever!. They tied it up not in a toe buddy fashion but differently. I waited, and it basically went away.
The area is swollen, sore to the touch and just aches. The upper tendon seems to have tightened up a great deal and pulling up on the toe a little, but it doesn't look raised as if I completely tore the lower tendon or anything. I'm experiencing severe pulsing, and just under the bottom of the toe nail, there's a distinguished red area along the edge from left to right, about half a cm in length. It is also slightly bruised I think and it is bent. The doctors can't make any sense of it.