Morning, my left big toe has been pulsating for 2 days. The pulse occurs if the tip of my toes is pressed, is that right? But other signs such as pus, festering nails are pressed, etc. That did not happen to me, please answer. Thanks
Thank you for the question.
Pulses on the big toes that are felt especially when pressed can indeed indicate early symptoms of cantengan (paronychia). This condition usually occurs when there are nails that grow pierced into the skin, for example due to the influence of the habit of cutting the nails too deep or using footwear that are too narrow. Typically, cantengan does not only cause throbbing pain, but will also appear swollen, reddish, sometimes even blackened nails or vaginal discharge due to pus underneath. However, all these complaints do not always appear together. It could be that one complaint arises preceding other complaints that only arise later in life.
Apart from being sticky, throbbing sensations in your big toe may also indicate other causes, such as blood flow that is not smooth (such as when your thumb is pressed or hit hard), infection of the skin of the thumb (such as folliculitis or herpes), irritation ( such as contact with detergents or discuss certain footwear), peripheral nerve disorders, malnutrition, vascular disorders (such as Buerger's disease, peripheral arterial disease), psychological disorders, and so on.
Frequently, mild pulses in the foot are treated with natural treatments, such as:
Compress your toes with warm water
Use loose and clean footwear
Free the nails so they do not pierce the skin, if any
No more cutting nails too deep
Improve the cleanliness of your feet
Consume a variety of balanced nutritious foods, rich in vitamins and neurotropic minerals, such as vitamins B1, B6, B12, calcium, potassium, and magnesium
Do not smoke
Don't sit bending your legs for too long
However, if the above steps can not make your complaints improve, or other signs of inflammation appear, such as swelling, redness, festering wounds, turning blue or blackened feet, weakness, tingling, numbness, etc., it's good to see yourself directly to the doctor so that can be given the right treatment huh ..
I hope this helps.