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Sharp pain in big toe A nerve problem or a joint problem

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorne Label
24 years experience in Neurology
Joint: It depends if it crosses the joint. If it hurts when the joint is moved or palpated, it is the joint.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience in Podiatry
Could be : the nerves that go to those areas originate in the lower back. It is a bit odd that it is on both legs and in different dermatomes but injuring two pa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Big toe: Pain can be caused by gout, bunion, nerve entrapment, trauma, sprain and many moe. See podiatrist.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience in Podiatry
A tendon: It seems that you re not feeling pain in the joint, but The Extensor hallucis Longus tendon might be the source. It may have been strained causing som ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: It is possible that the front of your shoe is too narrow for your forfeit and that may cause the symptoms you are describing. One way to check this i ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
SI jnt pain not calf: SI joint pain refers to low back primarily, but can radiate to upper buttock, posterior, lateral,thigh, and occasionally to groin. Calf pain is not re ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
22 years experience in Podiatry
Tailors bunion: bone spur or tailors bunion deformity. The shoe rubs on the skin and the skin rubs on the spur causing the pain. As we age the bone or knuckle gets bi ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Toe pain: These are signs of inflammation or injury. If there's no history of trauma or abnormal pressure on the toe from tight footwear, inflammation from gout ... Read More
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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Stop..: Stop the birth control pill and get seen as soon as possible( if possible go to the ED). It is not possible with this limited information and from thi ... Read More

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