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why does my big toe hurt when i wear heels

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
No, you should stop: wearing high heels! Three hours is a long time to wear uncomfortable shoes that throw your posture off and puts excessive pressure on your balls of yo ... Read More
Dr. Steven Griggs
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Heels are normally: very hard on all parts of the body from the toes up to the hips. Limit exposure to wearing heels unless there is a compelling reason not to. I'm s ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Abrams
30 years experience Podiatry
Hallux rigidus: Very possibly, you have what is termed "hallux rigidus" or a rigidly fixed great toe joint. This is an "wear and tear" type of arthritic condition loc ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: It sounds like you have bone spurs or arthritis of your big toe. Your other toes may have developed metatarsalgis in response to the loss of motion of ... Read More
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Dr. Jacob Silverstone
13 years experience Podiatry
Arthritis or bunion: It sounds like you are having localized arthritis to your first mtpj (big toe) joint, possibly an arthritic bunion. There are various treatment option ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
It was likely : Damaged. See a foot doc let him take xrays and he can give you an assessment after examining the range of motion of the joint.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Doubtful if there: Wasn't an acute injury. Have you considered seeing a pedorthist to help you find shoes that are better for the health of your feet ; toes?
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Bunion: You probably have a bunion forming. You can try wearing lower heels with square toe or adding shoe inserts, or see a podiatrist to see if they need t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
40 years experience Podiatry
Tendon, extra bone?: This could be as simple as a tendonitis of the tendon that moves the big toe downward. The other possibility is there could be an accessory bone in t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Conenello
31 years experience Sports Medicine
Definitely: As long as your surgeon positions your toe with enough motion to spring forward, running is not a problem. Your heel height may need to fall under a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
See a foot doc: Have an xray, perhaps you have hallux limitus. A condition where the joint grew excess bone and motion thereby hurts.
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
19 years experience Podiatry
Sesamoiditis: If you have pain around your big toe that gets worse after wearing heels, you may be experiencing pain from either sesamoiditis or bunion pain. You w ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
44 years experience Podiatry
Strain: You are exerting too much pressure on the tendon on top of your toe. You can try and use crutches to assist you in getting around for brief periods of ... Read More
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