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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Big Toe: Could be trauma/injury. Possible gout. See your doctor!
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: This would be unusual since most swelling decreases at night with elevation.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Good question: Possible it is broken or infected, go to the podiatrist who can tell you pretty quickly upon seeing it and taking an x-ray.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Several reasons: Injury, gout, infection, circulotory disorder are all possiblities. See a podiatrist.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Possibilities: Gout, infection, trauma are most likely ones. Was there any break in skin or injury? If not, may be gout. See podiatrist for evaluation, diagnosis an ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Probably: Depending on how long ago the trauma was, it might be a good idea to get an x-ray to rule out a fracture.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Paronychia: An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia (pear-ah-nik-ee-ah). It is the most common hand infectio ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Redko
21 years experience Podiatry
Ice, ibuprofen, X-ra: apply ice 20 mins out of each hour as needed, take 800mg ibuprofen, get an X-ray when you can
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. If injury occurred then get an x-ray to make sure there is no displace fracture and tape it to 2nd toe until yo ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are many: possible causes for your symptoms but at your age arthritis would be the most likely. Discuss this with your health care provider. Antiinflammatories ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Could be: Where you stung? It could also be the beginning of athletes foot fungus, or a bacterial infection if the toenail is ingrown.

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