Post # 1
As the title says, I don’t like doctors. Never have. Never will. I’ve thankfully never really been sick enough to have to seek medical attention (the poked and proded kind). Most of my visits have been injury related and even those I avoid unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Anyways, to my ailment…
The bone right below my big toe has been really hurting lately (I’d say probably 2-3 weeks) and considering I’m a complainer, FI’s been hearing about it. I can move my toe and walk fine, it just hurts. Yesterday I turned my foot in some weird way and the pain almost brought tears to my eyes. It went away as soon as I straightened up but it still killed for a few seconds. This morning I woke up and the area looks bruised and red and Too Much Information… the skin is peeling off. Before you think I have some flesh eating virus or something, it basically looks like a sunburn skin peel, if that makes sense.
Now, I don’t recall anything happening to cause this. I just kinda woke up with it one day. What do you think? I’m personally fine just waiting it out. I’m sure it will go away on it’s own just like everything else but Fiance feels that the skin peeling is a bit much, lol.
Post # 3
Wow I really would go to urgent care or something.
I used to hate the doctor but having to go all the time for health issues beats that out of you. If you find a good one, it really isn’t that bad except for the waiting part.
Post # 4
Eh, 2-3 weeks is a long time to feel this. If you didn’t injure it, I would suggest a doctor visit or even just a walk in clinic.
Post # 5
I worked with a podiatrist for years! Can I get a picture?
Post # 6
Btw, I would suggest you don’t wear flip flops or anything, maybe something with more support will help (gym shoes). Also, try not to walk around barefoot.
Post # 7
Are you diabetic or pre-diabetic?
Post # 8
@Eva Peron: My feet are not looking too hot right now. I’d rather not expose them to the outside world, lol.
As far as being diabetic, nope, not that I know of.
To be honest, it hasn’t really hurt as much today and I was doing a lot of walking around this morning.
Post # 9
@UpstateCait: lol I hear ya..
Because of the location and coloring, it could be the beginning stage of an ulcer.
If the peeling / wound keeps developing, definitely get it checked out. My podiatrist is located in the ” 518″ capital region of New York ( not sure where you are) . PM me if you would like the website or phone number of the office!
Post # 10
@UpstateCait: Could it be gout?? Usually men have it more than women, but I know a few women who have it as well. The same thing happens, their toe (or some part of their joints) swells up because they have too much uric acid in their body. But yeah, definitely visit the doctor because I’m no doctor, I’m just trying to think of what it might be. It’s typically genetic but eating red meat, drinking beer and what not can cause it to flare up.
Skin peeling off is normal when the skin has stretched from swelling, then the swelling goes down and no longer “fits” that stretched out skin.
Post # 11
I thought about gout too! not sure how she could manage walking on it unless its really minor. Gout comes on with no warning and should hurt to even put the sheets over your toe. Hmm…. yea depends what she ate too.
Post # 12
Have you been wearing new shoes? Sometimes if I wear new shoes, my skin gets raw and if it’s putting pressure on the bone, maybe the surrounding tissue is bruised?
Post # 13
I also thought gout…my fiance has it…I thought he broke his foot the first time he had an outbreak.
Post # 14
Just like everyone else, all doctors aren’t the same. There are awful ones, amazing ones, and everything in between. Don’t let your kneejerk reaction stop you from getting the care you need! Ask people you trust for recommendations; that’s the best way to find a doc who treats you with respect (if that’s your concern).
Post # 15
kinda Sounds like Planter Fasciitis…. a friend of ours has it…. here is a link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004438/
Post # 16
Oh geez. That’s not normal. Put your big girl panties on and go to the doctor before your toe falls off or something. 😛