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Does the purple change color when you press on it? What happens?
Any pins/needles or tingling sensation?
Is the area warmer or colder than the rest of the foot?
Are you diabetic or a smoker?
1. mostly yes. However, the bottom of the big toe is still dark. I notice that after being off my feet while waiting, so now only the toe and the base of the toe are still dark. That is a relief.
2. not there, only in my heels when I get off my feet; 3. no. 4. no.
Thank you for the extra information. The first priority was to determine whether there was an urgent need to see a doctor for either peripheral vascular disease (circulation problem) or infection. At the moment it does not sound that either is the cause.
Purple/red color can indicate pooling of blood and in an overweight patient this can be due to pressure and/or reduced venous return because of gravity. Do ensure that you wear comfortable flat shoes which are wide at the front so that toes and feet are not overly compressed and thus restrict blood flow.
A rare cause of purple toes. is a side effect of medication (specifically warfarin).
The heel pain may be due to inflammation of the fascial planes of the feet (plantar fasciitis) and may be helped by orthotic insoles, or anti-inflammatory medication from your doctor.
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