On the medwebs, you're told to seek immediate treatment if skin around a probably broken toe has turned blue or grey. Why is this -- what does it signify that is different from the bruising?
What do you call your smallest toe? [more inside]
Hey All, I think I know the answer to this questions already, but I thought I would throw it out there to you, a trusted audience of my peers. I cracked my toenail on the biggest toe. It looks like someone took a nibble out of it. Nothing hurts, there is no damage to the nail bed. Should I just let it grow out? [more inside]
Whenever I wear basically any leather shoes that aren't boots, I get the EXACT same blister on the baby toe of my right foot. (Not just leather shoes, actually—sandals, Crocs, etc do it too). In most cases I feel pain in the first few SECONDS of wearing them. What can I do about this short of amputating my toe? The pain really becomes unbearable quickly and it's really hard for me to wear dress shoes because of this. Band-aids help somewhat but am I doomed to be putting them on my baby toe for life?
On May 20th, I stubbed my pinkie toe very very badly. I wasn't sure if I'd broken it, but it hurt enough that I taped it up for a couple of days. The reading I did suggested that that was all a doctor would probably do for a broken pinkie toe, anyway. The toe swelled up some, and I experienced some pretty dramatic bruising, much of it focused on the "knuckle" area of my foot, right above the toe. Weeks later, I'm still having episodes of pain that come and go. I'm not sure how to proceed. Details within... [more inside]
I'm a serious distance runner and was just diagnosed with turf toe. Its been a nuisance for 2 weeks. Now what? [more inside]
Gross/TMI: Dropped a shelf on my big toe. Now the toenail is falling off. Is this something I have to go to the doctor for? Anything else I ought to do? [more inside]
Why wasn't my son's infected toe washed and cleaned in the ER? [more inside]
Two of my toes turned black after wearing shoes that were too tight. It's been a month and they still haven't healed completely. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
Picture it: Brock "The Python" McMacho, three-time MMA middle-weight champion, retired Navy SEAL and two-time recipient of the Purple Heart, blearily stumbles to the bathroom in the middle of the night. He stubs his toe. Does it hurt? Does it hurt as much as it would hurt me, a big softie? [more inside]
Toe injury advice requested from people who are not my doctor. [more inside]
I have a paronychia on a middle toe. It's not as horrible as the images Google offers, but it hurts a little and has hung around for a few weeks now. [more inside]
Without a podiatrist, how do I fix my big toe? I do not think it is a hangnail, and it looks normal to the eye. But I could bump it on a down pillow and it will be so painful I want to chop it off. And it's a delayed pain. [more inside]
Broke my foot 2 years ago - seems like the gait has been altered and now my shoes don't fit as well and pressure started being put on my baby toe right on the inside between that toe and the adjacent one and a small corn has developed making every step excruciating. So I went to get one of those silicone inserts and it's helping somewhat. Also got new shoes. But now what? Will the corn disappear by itself? Is there anything that's not hyper-toxic that I can use on it to hasten the healing? I can't afford to go to a podiatrist right now - so anything that is suggested has to take this into consideration.
Will Vibram Five Fingers rip out my toe hair? [more inside]
This is the second time my big toe has broken with no trauma. How do I prevent this from happening again? [more inside]
Why do my toes curl when I am experiencing specific emotional/physiological stimuli? [more inside]
Can the hive mind do better than my dermatologist in identifying these skin conditions? (Dry and wrinkly skin, pics inside) [more inside]
My dog has a broken toe. I need help figuring out if her foot needs to be in a cast or not. [more inside]
My left foot...has a bad case of toe nail fungus. Yuck. YANMD/YANML/YANMPodiatriast, but I'd welcome some advice on how to best solve this problem. [more inside]
What are the methods and products you've used to deal with a Morton's toe? [more inside]
what are replacement exercises for the legs that do not require hyper-extending the toes? [more inside]
My toe continuously keeps threatening to drop out of joint causing much distress and pain - any ideas about what's going on?
My toe continuously keeps threatening to drop out of joint causing much distress and pain - any ideas about what's going on? [more inside]
I have chronic toe discomfort/pain. Any thoughts? [more inside]
I think I broke my littlest toe. Everything I read online says that basically nothing can be done, so there's no point in going to the doctor, right? [more inside]
Broken tibia & fibula, 3.5 months ago, clean snap. I got an intramedullary rod in the tibia, screws at the ankle and knee, and absolutely no recommendations for PT other than some exercises to do at home from the doctor. Everything else seems to have healed well enough, but - my big toe ain't movin', and it's stuck in permanent "up". [more inside]
I need treatment advice or doctor advice for my ingrown toenail. Difficulty: desperate rock climber. [more inside]
My pinky toe has been tingling for two days; what does it all mean? [more inside]
How to treat possibly broken fingers and toes? [more inside]
What is this weird painless lump at the base of my toe? [more inside]
Help me develop better finger control. [more inside]
I walked around in flip-flops all day, and now my big toes really, really hurt. [more inside]
Please help me Dr. Metafilter, my swollen toe hurts and my real Dr. has failed me! [more inside]
The tip of my left big toe* sometimes gets numb, down to the point about half-way down the nail, all around the toe. I can't see any cause for this. It's not injured or gangrenous. "What's up with that?" * someone else's left big toe
Why can't you move your toes individually? [more inside]
Toefilter: Besides going to the doctor, do you have any good cures for a hangnail, especially if there's not much visible nail to cut off?
What's normal for feet? Toe length/shape/etc? Google has not settled the argument.