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Left Toe Monstrosity - any guesses?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Unregistered

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    Hi all. Looking for answers here... I have a painful large knot emerging on the OUTSIDE of my left big toe (the side towards my right foot). It is indeed painful, but more so when wearing shoes (pressure imparted on the side of the toe, not from the bottom). I have noticed this pain before in times past, but this time, it has persisted (and increased) for approximately 2 weeks. The knot has also grown much larger this time. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give the pain rating a 3. I have not switched shoes abruptly, nor done anything to remedy the pain. The best relief is no shoe on that foot! I've done no formal investigation into what this is or could be, but have noticed now that there looks to be the development of (or appearance) of blood deep beneath the skin surface, which steadily becomes more prominent. The only other things about this foot is that finding a pedal pulse is virtually impossible, AND this foot stays cold continuously! Any thoughts and thanks ahead of time!
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    As a descriptive term, the word "knot" is often not a good one, as its precise meaning is totally in the mind of the offerer. But from what you have said, the suggestion I get is that it could be an irritated pinch callous with some intradermal hemorrhage or maybe a similarly irritated wart, or maybe even a hemorrhagic blister. But these are mere guesses, as you requested, and not diagnoses. A good close-up picture might help, but my bottom line recommendation for any bump, mass or lump is that it be examined directly by a doctor. I think that, probably independent from this complaint of a knot, you should also have a good peripheral vascular examination by an appropriate specialist.
     
  3. Unregistered

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    Thanks Foot Doc!!! I appreciate the offering/information :)
     
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