sore on right big toe

Linda 1
By Linda 1 Latest Reply 2010-01-19 14:37:17 -0600
Started 2010-01-19 01:28:10 -0600

I have had a sore on my toe for a couple of months. Can any one tel me about sores on your toes

6 replies

spiritwalker 2010-01-19 14:37:17 -0600 Report

Listen to Elrond, He summed it up. Report this to your doctor
now. Do no wait for an appointment weeks or months away.
It could be serious. Take action. It can make a big difference
in the outcome.

Iroquois 2010-01-19 11:43:36 -0600 Report

Welcome Linda. A friend of mine just got a sort of a blister or sore on her toe and had to have it amputated so I suggest you see a Dr. ASAP. As a diabetic your feet need to be kept a close eye on. Best of Luck, Kathy

cc9 2010-01-19 06:49:49 -0600 Report

welcome. and yes you need to take care of your feet and check them everyday. and if you have a sore get it checked out, better to err on the safe side.

Elrond 2010-01-19 04:09:53 -0600 Report

Linda, first of all, welcome to DC. There are very few health care professionals here but most of us have been living with diabetes for a very long time so we at least like to THINK we know something. You don't say much about yourself in your profile but I'm assuming that you're a recently diagnosed type 2. In a diabetic, any sore on the feet or toes should be checked by a doctor as quickly as possible. The circulation in our feet is easily compromised and infections get started easily. Add in the reduced sensation that often accompanies diabetes and we're all prime candidates for gangrene. The most minor injury can quickly get out of hand and wind up causing an amputation. My ex-girlfriend's brother (diabetic) lost half his foot to a blister on one of his toes. Unless you see signs of infection, it's not cause for calling 911 but get it checked out as quickly as possible.

ptsparkle 2010-01-19 10:30:45 -0600 Report

Ditto, ditto, ditto. I know from experience. Get it checked out, and ckeck your toes and feet daily. Welcome.