A 31-year-old male asked:
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my husband's right big toe hurts on the outside of the toe, no ingrown toenails or fractures. it's just the big toe not the joints. what could it be?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Several possibilites: Broken toe bone, dislocated toe bone/joint, gout, bruising are all possible. With his young age, watch closely and if not getting better in a few days, then get evaluated at a local minor er with x-ray. Go sooner if fever, worsening pain, redness develop. Be well.
Answered on Jan 21, 2014
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Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Bone spur: Bone spur or if his toe is rotated then ground pressure.
Answered on Mar 10, 2014
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Possibly irritation : From a shoe that caused friction and pressure to the skin
Answered on Oct 29, 2014

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