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Toe Story by Stephanie Butland Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 10:02pm It all began in July, with a big, painful blister-type-pustule, full of something green, on the end of the big toe on my right foot. (And we're talking Rowntree's Lime Jelly before those kinds of food colourings became illegal. Lurid. You could actually see that it was green, through the skin.) It burst. It hurt. I thought that would ... Read on »
Turf Toe Help! by JYorey Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:14pm 1 Comment Turf toe is a condition of pain at the base of the big toe, located at the ball of the foot. The condition is usually caused from either jamming the toe, or pushing off repeatedly when running or jumping. The most common complaint is pain at the base of the toe, but you may also have symptoms of stiffness and swelling. The name turf ... Read on »
Can You Get Turf Toe Without Turf? by DrGibson Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 12:00am On a regular basis, we see patients with injuries on the football field or on the soccer field that presents to the joint at the base of the great toe.  In these individuals, any movement of the big toe leads to significant pain (especially when the toe flexes up – dorsiflexion).  It may also be seen with swelling or stiffness to the big ... Read on »
What is a "Sausage Toe"? by Dr. Marybeth Crane Facebook Posted Tue 22 Sep 2009 12:56pm A patient came in the other day with a swollen tip of her second toe. She also had a funny looking, thick toenail and really thought that was the cause of her pain and swelling. She related that she had been experiencing throbbing pain, redness and swelling for several months in just the tip of the toe. It had never spread or gotten much worse. S ... Read on »
How to Avoid a Bruised Toe[nail] by Running the Windy City Posted Thu 31 Jan 2013 9:14am Right after I got back from the Goofy Challenge, I was talking to a friend about my toe and she asked me why I thought the injury had happened. After explaining to her what I assume to be the perfect storm of causes she told me that I should write a blog post about it. To be honest, my first thought was “no one is going to want to read about my ... Read on »
Turf Toe Injury - A Common Problem In Many Sports by DrGibson Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 9:00am Turf toe is a common injury we are encountering more often in our office.  When starting the practice, it was my opinion (and what I was taught) that Turf Toe was an injury from the great toe catching in the turf and not being allowed to move as normal.   This, therefore, only happened in football as the cleat caught in the turf.  Who else plays ... Read on »
My F*CKING TOE HURTS!!! by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Thu 12 Feb 2009 12:00am Ever had “gout”?  No?  Then you have no idea what HELL feels like. (BTW:  That is not my foot.  It’s my LEFT one that has been killing me for the last nearly 72 hours.) Let me see if I can define the pain for you.  Imagine tiny little shards of broken glass, inside your big toe joint.  And every time you try ... Read on »
Gout: Know what it is and what you can do about it by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 Sep 2010 5:58am < p>Gout is a type of that occurs when uric acid crystals accumulate in the joints. Gout usually affects the large joint of the huge toe but can also affect other joints, including the knee, ankle, foot, hand, wrist and elbow. The shoulders, hips or spine can also be affected during the later stages of gout. The symptoms of gout usually ... Read on »
Open Toed Shoe Pledge... by Pink Lemonade .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:32pm A friend of mine passed this along and I absolutely died laughing... Alright ladies, it's that time of year once again!!! I think we need to be reminded of a few things. So my sisters, PLEASE, raise your big toes and repeat after me... The Open Toed Shoe Pledge As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rule ... Read on »
At least I've got THAT down... by Sayre Posted Tue 18 May 2010 12:00am Went to the doctor today for my regular 3-month checkup. He schedules me like that to keep tabs on my diabetes and to do liver tests for the statin I'm on. The statins give me lots of trouble, so he wants to stay on top of it. I'm glad I had this appointment today, as I seem to have broken my toe this morning. Not the usual little toe or b ... Read on »