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what causes thumb and big toe pain?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Arthritis,: Gout, any joint diseases.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection (ingrown nails), metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).

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