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My big toe hurts when I bend it

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Toe pain: Where does it hurt in big toe? At base? Is it red and irritated? Do you have history of gout? Sudden onset of pain in toe without injury, and recent i... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Inflammation?: The commonest cause of pain in toe without history of any injury is inflammation or infection.It is also possible to have sustain trauma without knowi... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Dercy Aranador
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
You may have gout.: This is the area that is typically affected by gout. Your doctor can take your uric acid level to start with.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Hallux rigidis: These symptoms are most likely seen with arthritis of the great toe mp joint. The degree of arthritis determines the treatment, if severe you may nee... Read More
Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
Hallux rigidus: You likely have hallux rigidus, arthritis of the big toe. You may have done something to exacerbate it over the past few months. You don't mention any... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Which joint?: The joint in the toe (ip joint) or the joint at the base of the toe (mp joint)? In either case i would recommend a visit to the podiatrist for x-ray... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
Podiatry 31 years experience
It is possible: Gout involves the accumulation of uric acid in your blood. It despots in joints, most commonly the big toe. It could very well be that is causing th... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fox
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Obtain an xray: The next step would be to see your doctor to get an xray to further evaluate the cause of your great toe pain and to have your physician examine your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
Podiatry 22 years experience
Gout: could be gout if there is no history of trauma. Need blood work. See your foot doctor
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Ingrown Nail: If the pain is at the edge of the toenail, this could be a classic ingrown nail. This can also become red and swollen in time. An ingrown nail can b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Need more info: Your question is too broad. Need more info. Pain associated with pressure can be caused by multiple things. If concerned, see your primary doctor a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noahleen Betts
Podiatry 19 years experience
Pain in the great to: When we walk every step we take affects the great toe, if we favor one limb over the other, that would be the on that hurts.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Most likely arthriti: Arthritis in the big toe joint, check it out with your doctor I am sure he will be able to help you.

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