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what would cause severe toe pain?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Which toe?: Unless it is the big toe, don't worry.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Pain: Unlike the other answer , there are many things to cause toe pain such as infection , dislocation , fracture to name a few. Apparently some docs think only one toe is important . Please do see your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays.

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