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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can cause big toe pain for 4 months?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Several things: Fracture, bruise, arthritis, gout, bursitis.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Many possibilities: Your pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection (ingrown toenail), metabolic conditions (gout), structural (bunion, hammertoes), or biomechanical abnormality, or nerve damage (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam by a professional and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause and appropriate treatment.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

I have big toe pain at the second joint. Could i possibly receive a potential cause?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 10 years experience
Joint pain: Joint pain can be caused by many things such as infections, fractures or trauma, arthritis, sprains/strains, or gout to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are some causes of big toe pain that came out of no where?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Possibilities: Bursitis of joint, gout, infection, biomechanical problem or excessive loading on joint are some.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What can cause big toe pain?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the big toe. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the feet should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Some things that can casue big toe pain include: an ingrown toenail, a bone spur, ill fitting shoes, compressed nerve, tendonitis of the EHL or FHL tendons, arthritis at the joint level, a hammer toe etc as you can see there are many possibilities. If you are able to specify where on the toe and what the pain feels like, when you get it etc we could help narrow. An x-ray may or may not be helpful. Any podiatrist should be able to help you with this problem.
Nov 13, 2012

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