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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the big toe. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several things: Fracture, bruise, arthritis, gout, bursitis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: I would keep a diary of when the pain occurs and what shoes you are wering and what activity you are doing and then see a doctor.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Now that hurts.: A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis: Common spot for arthritis, bursitis, bone spurs, and gout.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: The two main problems that affect the big toe are bunions and arthritis (hallux rigidus). Exam and xrays can help elucidate the problem.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I would: See a foot doctor. The question is are the lumps or bumps really on the tendon or in the subcutaneous tissues.....either way you should be examined, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Inury of arthritis: Trauma, stress fx, bent-toe tendinitis, possibile, but so are the seronegative spondyloarthritities.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Could be a fracture, strain, sprain, infection, gout, many different systemic diseases, etc. See a podiatrist for a physical exam and possibly x-ray.
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
More specific: Was there an injury? Is there a wound? Is it red or swollen? May be a corn. Need more information.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Many: And likely unrelated. The list is exhaustive and you should see an orthopedist who might be able to kill 2 birds with one stone for you.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Arthritis,: Gout, any joint diseases.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
17 years experience Podiatry
Numbness: The numbness like this is typically caused by a pinched nerve on the top of the foot. Either a bone spur pinching the nerve or even tight laced shoes ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Too general : Would need to know what part of the toe, place it thru range of motion, watch you stand, and possibly see an xray. Do yourself a favor see a podiatris ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
18 years experience Podiatry
Arthritis: Actually it could be a number of different things but if it has all of a sudden become red, hot, swollen, and painful it may be gout. If it has been ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Need more info: It could be either.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You may have: Anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome which is a nerve compression of the deep peroneal nerve on the top of the foot. Or a radiculopathy from your back.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes if : Yur doc is unavailable, an urgent care center or emergency room can help.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Toe: Toe should heal with time.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please consider: evaluation by a podiatrist.
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Oh Boy, Not Fun.: Since you did not mention that your suffered an injury to the toe, there must be something else going on. You paint a very convincing picture of a mil ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Too vague: Of a question to give an appropriate response, please give more detail.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Big toe: The suddenness is a cause for concern. Without an xray to help with an evaluation , it is very difficult to state definitively what may be going on. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
?gout: There are many possible causes of your symptoms, but gout wold be high on the list with big toe pain and joint pain. Have your dr. Evaluate and treat ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Any diabetic with : Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any poss ... Read More
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check shoes: Make sure athletic shoes are long enough & fit properly to prevent big toe from jamming against the end. Also make certain toenails are cut properly ( ... Read More
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