U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 45-year-old male asked:

My right big toe joint area pain possible from constant treadmill jog. no pain when moving toe but hurts when i spread it and hurts when i put pressure on an area of the base of the toe ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Toe Pain: The treadmill is likely irritating the toe. There are many small ligaments and tendons in this region along with the joint capsule. I would lay off treadmill and seek alternative activity. There are many turf toe doing a available a long with taking an NSAID. If no improvement likely need an examination and possible xray.
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Stop it.: Your solution is in your inquiry. Constant banging on the toe structures has started an inflammatory phenomena. Re-think your workout to minimize the previous activity before you damage the sesamoid complex.
Last updated Jan 1, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.