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Pain on the bottom of my big toe

When I stand in one place or walk it feels like i'm stepping on a rock, but deep beneath the skin of my toe. It burns and hurts real bad when touched or pressed and feels like something is in my to but towards the bottom. It looks like a slightly dard dot in the middle of the callus but with a a small dimple. Only that spot is sensitive. No other part of the callus on the toe is, just that dot. I had a doctor shave the surface of the callus and do an x-ray but came up with nothing. When the skin grew back a formed back. Sometimes a sharp pain will shoot through for no apparent reason.


Hi,
Two things that may cause a callus to form underneath the big toe include, one, a lack of motion in the big toe joint, meaning when walking the big toe does not bend upwards enough, thus putting a lot of pressure on the bottom of the toe.
Two, a cartilaginous growth on the bottom of the big toe at the level of the joint, and this bone will create excessive pressure on the bottom of the toe.
It is important for your doctor to find the cause of the problem because that is the only way you will ultimately get rid of the problem.
Scraping the callus may give you temporary relief but in most cases it is not a permanent solution.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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Apr 06, 2013
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Big Toe Pain Feels Like Splinter
by: Anonymous

I went tot he bathroom in the middle of the night a few nights ago. About halfway there, it felt like I got a splinter in the bottom of my big toe. I searched my sock -- nothing. I looked at my big toe--nothing. It's been a few days now, and it's still bothering me, but it comes and goes. Sometimes it causes me to limp; the next minute I'm fine. Any idea what this is and what I need to do about it? It's obviously not a splinter.

Hi,
Assuming the area that hurts is not red or swollen, does not hurt when you press on it, and the skin appears the same as elsewhere on the toe, you may have a neuritis or inflammation of a nerve ending in your toe.
This happens from time to time in patients that I see. It was probably just coincidental that it happened in the middle of the night.
I would suggest you keep checking the area for signs of inflammation or even foreign body (splinter).
Most times this problem is self limiting and will subside, but if it is still present after lets say 10-14 days, you might want to consult with a doctor and have he or she look at the toe.

Marc Mitnick DPM

Feb 02, 2012
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I got rid of my planters wart!
by: Anonymous

Your story sounds just like mine. I finally went to the dr. and he said... you have a planters wart. I used a curled tip nail clippers (i think it is used to clip cuticles)to get rid of the dot and then used compound w to freeze the wart and then i cut a round piece of duck tape (original kind the others my dr. said don't work) to cover the wart completely and then on top of that I put a retangular piece of duck tape to cover a larger area. duck tape on for 6 days (try not to get wet)then use clippers (clean of course) to clip away more skin and repeat till gone. Sorry but this may take 3 or more weeks,but IT WORKED!

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