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Anyone who has stubbed a big toe in the middle of the night knows how painful that big toe can be. Anyone who has tried to walk with a painful big toe knows how difficult a simple step can be. Any minor issues with a toe can be quite disabling because the toes are so important. Itchiness, numbness, burning, throbbing, and swelling; all of these problems can effect the first toe. However, no one really wants to go to the doctor for toe problems . And you may be able to avoid a trip to the doctor's office with some home remedies. Let's look at some home remedies for a sore big toe.
Problem #1: Throbbing, Swollen Toe: Any simple trauma like a bump in the night can cause a swollen, throbbing toe. With a little ice and rest, these minor sprains usually heal. If throbbing and swelling is not related to trauma, an ingrown toe nail might be a culprit. Home remedies for an ingrown, infected toe include: soaking the toe in Betadine Antiseptic Solution; applying topical antibiotics that ar...
Consuming food can still be enjoyable, especially with the wonderful flavor of chocolate paired with a nice red wine. In fact, many advantageous health benefits can become a reality with such a pleasurable pairing. Besides the joy of eating something that tastes so good, both chocolate and wine have some serious nutritional powers with seemingly unending uses towards the prevention and treatment of diseases including chronic pain. These powers are rooted in the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties found in both chocolate and red wine.
Chocolate is rich in chemicals found in plants, in this case the cocoa bean. Because plants are constantly berated by the environmental elements, the chemicals found in plants, called polyphenols, are the primary defense mechanism for the plant. In turn, by consuming the plants, humans gain some of the same defenses against the elements by incorporating these powerful protective chemicals into our own chemical matrix.
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The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
You should know
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