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A 78-year-old male asked:

my toes hurt sometimes. when i take an ivprofen the pain goes away. any suggestions?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Many reasons: There are a lot of possible answers. If you let us know where they hurt it would help. Some possible answers are arthritis, muscle spasm, tendonitis, gout, etc. See a podiatrist if it becomes more of a problem than otc ibuprophen can handle.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
The good news is: You figured out to get rid of the pain. So, something is wrong. Which toe? Did you injure it? Is it swollen or red? When does it hurt? Does it hurt both in and out of shoes? The suggestion would be to see a podiatrist and let them take x-rays for starters.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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