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Santa Barbara, CA
A 56-year-old male asked:

For 2 days i have had sharp pain - left( ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. no visible swelling . painful walk/stand. what possible causes?

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Dr. Paul Webster
Pain Management 36 years experience
Rule out Gout: You will need to rule out the possibility of gouty arthritis - it typically appears suddenly in a big toe (classic presentation), although it is usually accompanied by some form of swelling, redness or other discoloration.
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