What Causes A Bump At The Base Of The Little Toe?
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Thanks for your query.
To recapitulate: Male/63 - noted all the history - severe pain - left foot - at the base of little toe - like a bone spur - gets irritated after a good hike on uneven ground - constant, extreme and sensitive to touch - bone area sticks out further - tried corn, callus removers ...
As per the history your have provided, this looks to be a bony spur.
This can be confirmed by X-ray well and helps differentiate from corn/callus.
Please get an opinion of a General Surgeon/Podiarist to get a confirmed diagnosis and Surgical removal as per the final diagnosis.
Please stop applying anything locally as it changes the integrity of the skin of the most weight bearing part of the body.
You may till then try the following:
Anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen if it suits you.
Warm fomentation in super-saturated Saline solution made at home by adding common salt to the water - use the same solution every time, no need to change even though it may appear murky later on.
Leg elevation in lying down position.
Avoid uneven ground, in fact take rest till well diagnosed and treated.
I hope this answer helps you.
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