Users' questions

Why is the side of my toe so swollen?

Why is the side of my toe so swollen?

Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect your big toe. Often you can take care of ingrown toenails on your own.

What causes pain in the big toe when walking?

Pocket Icon. View tags Arrow Icon. Experiencing big toe pain can also cause pain when walking, swelling in the toe, or discoloration of the big toe. Common causes of pain in the big toe are a broken or sprained big toe, nerve damage, or gout.

Why does the side of my foot hurt?

2. Tailor’s Bunion – A Tailor’s bunion (or “bunionette”) is bump on the side of foot at the head of the 5th metatarsal bone (just behind the little toe). Tailor’s bunions can become painful and inflamed when the enlarged bone gets pressed on by your shoes.

Why do I have a swollen toe on my left foot?

Having a swollen toe can affect a person’s ability to balance and walk. Health professionals have identified several causes of swollen toes. Examples include injuries, infections, and various forms of arthritis. Each cause has its own management and treatment options.

Can you get plantar fasciitis in the bottom of your foot?

Nerve Entrapment. If the tibial nerve gets pinched, then you feel pain in the bottom of your foot much like with plantar fasciitis. Unlike plantar fasciitis, you may also feel tingling or numbness in the bottom of your foot. You should also be able to replicate the symptoms without placing weight on your foot.

Pocket Icon. View tags Arrow Icon. Experiencing big toe pain can also cause pain when walking, swelling in the toe, or discoloration of the big toe. Common causes of pain in the big toe are a broken or sprained big toe, nerve damage, or gout.

2. Tailor’s Bunion – A Tailor’s bunion (or “bunionette”) is bump on the side of foot at the head of the 5th metatarsal bone (just behind the little toe). Tailor’s bunions can become painful and inflamed when the enlarged bone gets pressed on by your shoes.

What are the symptoms of an infected toe?

You might have an infected toe if you notice: Redness Soreness or pain A pus-filled blister, or pus that drains from your toe Cracked, thickened, yellow toenails (from a fungal infection)

What causes swelling in the big toe joint?

Gout is a form of arthritis that is characterized by sudden soreness, swelling, and stiffness, often at the big toe joint (hallux metatarsal phalangeal or MTP joint).