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Why is the exterior part of my left foot Toe is ALWAYS in pain

I had a similar issue, which turned out to be pretty simple: I had missed a part of my toenail when trimming it. The part wasn't actually visible as I've drawn it here—it was in between the skin ...
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Is there a method to distinguish nail from skin, for example examination under a microscope?

The branch that studies the different structures at microscopic level is Histology and histopathology (in case you study tissue for abnormalities). In histopathology you apply different preparation ...
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Why does an orthotic work instead of an exercise for hammertoe?

It depends on whether the hammer toes are due to functional problems or are fixed. If the proximal interphalangeal joint can be passively extended, then an orthotic can help. If the passive issue is ...
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Fractured 2nd metatarsal near the toe - treatment options?

Edit: If there's any obvious fracture, follow RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Do not bear any weight until you can see a specialist and get a diagnosis, and a diagnosis you are happy with. ...

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