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    A bony swelling at the base joint of the big toe which causes the toe to be angled inwards, towards the second toe. Read more →

    I am 47 year old woman, in January I hurt my foot/ toe by kicking a heavy box. I went to A & E had n x ray and they told me I had fractured it and made an appointment for 3 days later to go to the fractures clinic. I had no swelling just very painful to touch on the foot and toe joint. Fracture clinic said I had arthritis in my toe and sent me away. Still now(April) my foot is still very painful and putting pressure on it is very painful at times. I have had no swelling at all. Should I go back to doctor for further conformation of arthritis.





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    Hi ! At the end of January this year, somebody stood on my foot in a club with heels on. For a couple of weeks, my foot was painful and very bruised, however I could walk on it and move my toes so I didn't think I needed to get it checked out. Having previously breaking my ankle and leg, it was obvious to me that my foot was perfectly mobile, despite the bruising.Now ( 3 months after), I still have bruising down the side of my foot and pain if I apply pressure to it or wear tight fitting shoes. I also dance a lot and am experiencing pain in my foot after I have been dancing for a while. Is it worth( or too late )getting my foot checked now? And do you think anything even would be able to be done to it if there was a problem, due to how long it's been left? Thanks for reading!





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    im 14 almost 15 and i cant remember when i first started having these verrucas, i cant wear sandals because of the one growing on the side of my foot in total i have 1 on my left foot [on the ball of my foot] and 3 on my right foot [2 on the ball of my foot and 1 on the side of my foot] ive frozen them so many times and when i start to think they're going they flare up again :S what else can i do?





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    I have pain in my right foot on the outer side mid way between my ankle and little toe - aches all the time. When I stand and then lift my foot to walk it is extremely painful - if I stand for any length of time and then go to walk it is painful. It does appear swollen. It is super sensitive if I touch the area. Has been like this for 3 weeks. Have tried an anti inflammatory cream given to me by the gp no help





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    Hi there ur symptoms sound exactly the same as mine. Today i was sent for an xray but was told there is no visable fracture, i have now to go back to doctors next week for blood tests. Was just wondering if you have had any success with your symptoms. Thanks.

    Everytime I move my right foot my toes click, at first this didn't bother me, but now they feel like they constantly need to be clicked and have become very painful when walking. Yet my left foot is fine. However both my feet seem to get cold very quickly.





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    I have an infected verruca on the ball of my foot. I have been on anitbiotics for 8 days and it is getting no better. I am unable to walk on my foot as it is so painful. The infection and swelling goes up to my toe next to the little toe. I attended my GP who sent me to A & E, They told me i needed to go back to my GP and get a refferal to podiatry. I am now told this could take over a week or more for my appointment. Please is there anything else i could do.





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    have very painful heel in the mornings after having been in bed all night , painful to put foot down for at least a couple of hours





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    Plantar fascilities - it's can be very painful and difficult to treat, I'v e been suffering 10 months, anti inflammatory, excercise and visits to the physiotherapist haven't really helped! Fine taping my foot gives some relief (get the demo on youtube)

    the heel of my feet have been really sore for about 8month now. weres iv been in pain.. wot sud i do for this can my doc help me for this?

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    Every so offen my left foot swells and the toe nearest my big toe is also very painful. I do suffer from type 2 dietetics is this connected possibly this is also painful to walk on





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    I used to suffer with loads of these on my feet when I was in my teens. My mum took me to the specialist and they said the body would built up resistance to them. Sure enough, after about 6 years they all went. This was in the 80's. I'm now 40 and have one on my foot that isn't particularly painful but does seem to cause a deferred pain in the arch of my foot when I rest on the verucca. I'd like to know why after 25 years have I picked this up if I'm meant to have resistance to them or is it just a case of bad luck?





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    Warts have a tendency to come back. HPV doesn't work like a normal virus, it actually inserts its own genetic material into the cell's DNA. So any daughter cell of the infected cell will carry viral DNA. Because of this, the virus may lie dormant for years, but with stress or a weakening of the immune system the virus flairs up again. In other words, it is impossible to cure an HPV infection. It simply lies dormant. Much in the same way chicken pox lies dormant before becoming shingles. The actual warts may go away, but the virus is still in your body and cannot be remove. Because its DNA is integrated into the cell, it just sits there, nice and safe and protected from your immune system. Your HPV has obviously decided to come out of hiding.

    I have very hard skin that forms on the pad of my left foot only and has done so for several years. The skin appears to be dying and I think began after I broke the little toe on that foot and I find it very painful to wear shoes with a heel for longer than an hour or so. I do regularly use an abrasive to remove the hard skin and moisturise but it just doesn't want to go away. Can you suggest possible solutions please?





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    I now have 4 of the little sods (2 on each foot) I've had 2 on my right foot for 5 years nearly right on the ball of my foot. Exceptional painful as i have flat feet so all the pressure is in that area. I have tried Bazooka gel treatment, freezing, even dug them out with my fingers to leave a big hole - but just keep coming back even bigger and more painful! what to do?!





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    I have 3 verrucas on my feet,2 on my right foot and 1 on my left foot.I started off realising I had a big verruca on my right foot,I checked the other foot and found another one (it was smaller) and a few weeks later I spotted one on the side of my big toe on my right foot. I think it might have spread from one of my verrucas.My big verruca is painful when I touch it or walk on it for too long,I'm going to try duct tape and hopefully it works!





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    iv had one on my left foot about an inch down from my little toe and an in inch in from the edge of my foot. its very painful when a manage to put direct pressure on it and its been around for atleast 5 years. iv tried the do it your self freeze joby and that didnt have any affect. iv also tried cutting it off which is painful and bloody and doesnt work so dont try that. i am self conscience about it and i even had to decline a foot massage because of it! my advice is that if you have one make a big effort to get rid of it. they are persistant and theres always the risk of them spreding or getting bigger and trust me you dont want to miss out on a foot massage.





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    Hi, I have this problem for the last 4-5 years. I ocassionaly have little blisters on my right foot,they tend to be on the sides of my foot and the bottom, these are not painful and not pretty and my foot is very dry.





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    I got about six little ones on my foot but I also have a real big one on the ball of my foot and it's really hard to walk with it now because it's so painful and it's also made my foot swell up I have tried everything please please help thank you





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    go see a podiatrist, preferably one that offers dry needling for verruca. this is a procedure that drives the virus deeper into the skin so that your own immune system can deal with it. only one need be treated and, hopefully, all your verrucae and warts will go within 6 - 8 weeks.

    I had two on my foot. I had tried creams freezing , going to the doctor and the podiatrist and over the three years I was being treated they just got bigger and the skin became more damaged with each treatment. Then I was referred to The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital where I was treated by a Dr Khan. Immediately they started to get better and now 3 months on they are totally gone and the skin around where they were shows little sign of scaring. The ointment I have been given is also dealing with the hard skin on my feet.

    Hi im 18 years of age and i have got a few verrucas on both feet, Three on my left foot and three on my right. On my right foot i have a large verruca which is bigger and more painful than the others. When i lift my foot or put slight pressure on the large verruca its like a painful stingy sensation. I have tryed lots of things for these and none have worked, they havent even changed them slightly. Its getting rather anoying now, i dont like people seeing my feet because of them. Please help embarrassing bodies team.





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    I have just developed a painful foot and when I stand on it for any length of time it swells and after 10 days it is starting to develope a shade of blue. The pain is at the top middle part of my foot near my middle toes. When I stand for a while it turns red In that area too. I did mildly injure my foot falling off a chair about 3 weeks ago and GP thinks it is bruising coming through although did not hurt to start with much. I have since had a X-ray as it really blew up, foot and ankle, however no fracture. What is wrong with my foot? I am a 40 year old female, slim and in good health and very puzzled!





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    i had my bunion removed on july 3 2008 i am still having trouble,when i am at work at the end of my shift my foot goes bright red and swollen and painful,at night my foot is freezing cold,when i had op they left screw in bone , do you think the screw is the problem?2 people i know have had there bunion done with no screw and there foot is fine.some times my foot goes a blue mockery colour





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    Hi I have a bunion on my right foot it is very painful I cannot put my foot on the floor and I am walking with a limp, it is causing major problems with my knees and my left hip, I also suffer with fibromyalgia and raynards disease, I am very depressed the rheumatologist told me I had a bunion coming on my foot what do I do next? Thanks





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    Hi If you have painful verrucas - get referred by your gp to your local NHS podiatry serivce. (We treat them in this district on the NHS only if they are painful) Its free! Alice (An NHS podiatrist who is horrified by how many people on this site seem to be having foot problems when help is at hand if they only knew about NHS foot clinics/podiatry/chiropody services





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    I have had a verrucas on the ball of my foot size of a 50p ,for 26 + years I have had it hacked at for 5 years tried all the treatments but its still there. It bleeds, it sticks, it looks like I go a hole in my foot. It's also very painful. Take a lot of painkillers I wish they chop my foot off can't get NHS treatment as its not in there budget. Hope you get ride of yours as I real understand your pain

    Hi there, I have fluid on my foot. It can swell to over twice the size of my left foot. It can be very painful when it is at its largest. I have dropped weight to try and help on the advice of my doctor. I am 5.1 in height and 10.6 to 11.3 stone. I drop weight it dose not work and I eat because I am upset. I also have two skin growths on my back passage which can be very painful inside. I have used a hemroid creams since the birth of my son 2 years ago but they reduce the pain for a bit but not long. After movement it can be very painful. I have IBS which dose not help as I am stress most of the time.





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    Hey, I'm 14 and I've got 11 verrucas on the ball of my foot:/ I've tried medical tape on my foot and that didn't work, I've had them for about 3 years now. They arnt painful unless I'm riding my horse as i put a lot of pressure on the ball of my foot, they are embarrasing, and I always wear socks due to this. Its ruining my life!:( what's the best thing you can do at home to remove them? Thanks





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    Hey! i have had 1 on my foot for nearly 3 years aswell:) At the minute i'm using duck tape, just put it on your foot where the veruccas are and leave it there for..2-3days:) and hopefully all/most/some have gone:D hope it helped:Pxx

    Okay thanks ill try that too :L x

    I have lots of hard skin on the sides and tips of my toes and on my heels. When I walk in any kind of shoes for longer than a couple of hours the ball of my foot under the big toe and my little toe on the right foot blister, this is very painful and I then have to wear plasters for the next day or two until it settles down. My nail on my little toe on that same foot is discoloured and quite thick, the doctor says there is nothing to worry about but I am not convinced.





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    Im 35 years old and a mother of three.I have suffered from ugly painful varicose veins since the age of 20,they are worse on my left leg they are lumpy and tender they spread to my foot which looks bruised and if i stand for any length of time my leg gets heavy and aches and so does my foot. i even developed dvt during my third pregnancy, im fed up with these horrible painful veins,i never show my legs as they are so bad,please help.





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    I have had verrucas on my right foot for about 10 years. They are not very painful at all, but don't look very nice. It started as one (and it took me a while to realise what it was), then spread on the same foot. However, although I walk around in bare feet sometimes, no-one else in my family has got them from me. I've had them frozen twice but this had no effect at all. I have another one on the big toe of my left foot, just beside the nail, which I have been treating wigh a pumice stone and Thuja cream (bought from a health store). The cream seems to keep the verruca at bay, as long as it is used every day. I haven't tried it on the other foot though, as these verrucas are much worse. Having been told that verrucas disappear of their own accord, however, I'd have to say I don't agree at all.





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    I have a skin condition that affects only one foot and i don't know what it is. It starts as aclump of small pustules which are very painful when pressed or when i walk. After a day or two they hard inside and look like old blood blisters. After a few more days, they begin to dry up and the skin on my foot becomes flaky and dry around the area. Theyeventually go only for the cycle to start again on another part of the same foot.Any ideas????





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    As an adult with club foot (though I didn't recieve ponsetti - I had a few different things), the idea that doctors still think they're 'fixing' or normalising our special feet is quite strange. Ponsetti seems to be doing good, but it's only been around a short time so theres not many adults around who have had it done to be sure of what it does. I don't want to scare parents, but club foot (because of how they are) can be very, very painful and mean kids miss out on things. If your child with 'fixed' club foot says their feet hurt, take it very seriously and make sure they're checked out by a doctor. On Facebook there's a page called Adulst/teens With Club Foot, please join and ask all questions there as most of us in that group have club foot. Thanks.





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    Hi, i have had my verrucas on my foot for about 3 or 4 years now. there is a large group of them like a mosaic verucca and then a huge on in the middle of the front of my foot almost, i am a drummer and its not really painful until i walk on it, its like i constantly have a rock stuck under my foot and sometimes gets really tender and painful, i have tried freezing, gel, scholl verruca pad things, bazuka, salactol, pretty much everything and nothing works, i have been leaving it alone and just rubbing it down so it doesnt get too big and painful and that doesnt seem to work either! :( if anyone could help that would be amazing!! i also have some on my hands :( i have 3 warts on my left hand that are still small and a cluster on my right hand in the gap between my thumb and index finger, as well as one going almost under my thumb nail making it hard to treat! what do i do???!!! please help me :( nothing seems to work! how do i get treatment for them or is there some sort of operation i can get? all the doctors i see just tell me to keep using the same things that never work! :(





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    Peter , that sounds like fallen arches underyour foot ive had the same problem for years,best way to strengthn them up again is to sit down and roll a golf ball under your foot, i know how painful it can be sitting down and getting up after a period of time or even getting up in the morning and trying to walk, other than that it also looks like ive gout my big to and right foot is swollen, can hardly walk on it ive shooting pains constantly,any advice or should i go to the gp? thanks in advance for your help.





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  • Athletes Foot

    Episode 1

    The first set of cases through the EI doors included cases of Piles, Flatulence, Athlete's Foot, Skin Tags, Inverted Nipples and Vaginal Discharge. The boys of Moseley Rugby club were on hand to drop their towels for a lesson on testicular self examina… Read more →

  • Beach

    Boys, Boys, Boys

    Episode 3 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies takes a closer look at binge drinking, diabetes and chronic acne. Read more →

  • Anal Operation

    Vaginas

    The EI team roll into Norwich to setup a clinic in one of the country's busiest shopping centres. This time the Docs are getting stuck into the Vagina, and there’s no room for coyness ladies! Read more →

  • Medi+Vend machine

    Teens Below the Belt

    Episode 4 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies tackles conditions including a swollen bladder, toilet phobia and chlamydia. Read more →

  • Man boobs

    Breasts

    In this second of four specials, the Embarrassing Illnesses doctors will be concerning themselves with breasts and all matters mammary. Read more →

  • Acne

    Men

    The EI Docs go in search of the most elusive creature in the doctor's waiting room - the 'MAN'. Featuring a case of prostate cancer, man boobs, male hairloss and several problem penises. Read more →

  • Skin

    Am I Normal?

    Episode 2 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies looks at conditions including excessive sweating, extreme eczema and damaged hearing. Read more →

  • Psoriasis

    Episode 2

    Conditions being seen by the doctors in Episode 2 included Psoriasis, a very flaky scalp, a botched circumcision, painful Bunions, problem Moles and some very excessive sweating. Dr Dawn Harper also headed to Birmingham University Hockey Club to teach… Read more →

  • Hidradentitis Supparativa

    Episode 6

    Conditions being seen by the doctors in a jam packed Episode 6 included Hidradentitis Suppurativa, (a painful swelling under the arms), a particularly fungal toe nail, as well as a patient with some suspect spots on their penis. The docs were also deal… Read more →

  • Headlice

    Episode 2 - Kids

    This week's episode includes a young girl with vile verrucas that may prove to be life saving; a woman with a sore bottom whose problem is much deeper than it seems and a teenage girl with a severe scaly scalp. Read more →

  • Christian and his dad

    Embarrassing Old Bodies Special

    The Embarrassing Bodies clinic has opened its doors for a one off special looking at the conditions and problems that affect older people. Read more →

  • Acne lazer treatment

    Episode 7 - Back to the Clinic

    This week the doctors are inviting some of their most serious cases back to the clinic to find out exactly how they've been getting on with their treatment, and to find out if they've conquered their embarrassment! Read more →

  • Acne Kelioidalis

    Episode 10 - Back to the Clinic 2

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on cases of acne, incontinence and a scaly skin problem that had left some specialists baffled... Read more →

  • Ball Check-Up

    Episode 11 - Back to the Clinic 3

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →

  • Keloid Scars

    Episode 1 - Pelvic Floor

    This week’s episode includes a woman who thinks she has a giant vagina, and a man who has had to wear incontinence pads until he’s saved by a revolutionary operation available on the NHS. Read more →

  • Peridinal Sinus

    Episode 4 - Feet

    This week's episode includes a podiatry roadshow, a mouthful of manky molars and a painful case of cystic acne. Read more →

  • Folliculitis

    Episode 9 - Rally

    This week's episode includes a woman with a hair-raising illness, some unwanted leakage, an itchy scalp and a wake up call for Dr Christian… Read more →

  • Acne scarring

    We're Coming to Get You!

    The Docs are back, and this time they're coming to get you! Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Episode 8 - Oral

    This week's episode includes a man whose armpits are making his life hell, a couple with severe sexual discomfort and a case of very painful privates. Read more →

  • Teeth grinding

    Episode 3 - Rural

    This week's episode includes a woman leaving pieces of skin everywhere, and cases featuring lumpy eyes, boils on the groin and some truly terrifying teeth. Read more →

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