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What could cause the base joint of your big toe to swell?

What could cause the base joint of your big toe to swell?

Arthritis: There are several forms of arthritis that can cause the toe to swell, including gout, rheumatoid, psoriatic, and reactive arthritis. Bunions can also cause a swelling at the base of the first toe as well as degenerative arthritis and trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes the big toe to swell?

What causes the big toe to swell?

Various answers: This may be caused by gout if the toe is red, hot and swollen that you can barely touch it. An ingrown toenail will have swelling and pain on the side of the nail. A broken bone or contusion will cause a deeper bone pain upon pushing to the area. For a more definitive answer, see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Gout: Though acute gout causes inflammation within the joints of the toes, the extent of inflammation and associated swelling of surrounding soft tissues can cause entire toe to swell stiff and be painful. ...Read more

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What cause the left, ball of your feet to hurt?

What cause the left, ball of your feet to hurt?

Lots of stuff: Could a broken bone, a strain, a skin problem. Would need more information and an exam. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in top of foot from big toe all the way to inside of ankle what could the cause be?

I have pain in top of foot from big toe all the way to inside of ankle what could the cause be?

Foot pain top: It could be an inflamed tendon or an inflamed or pinched nerve. It could be coming from your bones arthritis or bony growth. ...Read more

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What is causing the ball of my foot to swell?

What is causing the ball of my foot to swell?

Many things: Fracture, sesmoiditis , metatarsagia , capsulitis, tendonitis and on. Need to see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What would cause the balls on the bottom of your feet to hurt?

What would cause the balls on the bottom of your feet to hurt?

Foot pain: The ball of the foot can hurt caused by increased pressure. This can cause a neuroma or metatarsal pain. Typically tightness of the achilles contributes to this pain. I recommend stretching the achilles and wearing proper fitting shoes to see if that helps. If not consider seeing your podiatrist for a full work up. ...Read more

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What can cause the stinging in the tip of my big toe?

What can cause the stinging in the tip of my big toe?

A few things: Sharp pains in the toes can be due to a bone spur, arthritis, nerve irritation, injury, poor fitting shoes among many other things. You may need to see a podiatrist and get x-rays to narrow down the possibilities and start treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a ganglionic cyst at the big toe joint. Can it be from bending the toe down repeatedly?

What causes a ganglionic cyst at the big toe joint. Can it be from bending the toe down repeatedly?

Exact cause unknown.: But is thought to be due to a weakness in the capsule of the joint and due to increased pressure within the joint, a ganglion cyst develops. No, to 2nd part of your question, but I am sure it can cause it to become bigger. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the swelling around the left hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

What can I do to address the swelling around the left hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

Find the reason for : It then treat it, usually the doctor give anti-it then treat it, usually the doctor give anti- inflammatory medication( motrin, naproysen, celebrax ..) or go higher to give steroids check with your doctor which is better for you. ...Read more

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What might cause the right thumb to become swollen and painful? No injury, pain generates at the base of the joint just above the wrist and, has knot?

What might cause the right thumb to become swollen and painful? No injury, pain generates at the base of the joint just above the wrist and, has knot?

Bony accessory: Hello, if you feel a lump around the area, bony accessories in that area are very common. And if it close to one of the joints it can cause inflammation and that can give you swelling and pain, see a doctor you might need the bone accessory removed. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to break the tip of the big toe bone?

Can it be possible to break the tip of the big toe bone?

Break: Yep - as said , any bone can be broken given the right circumstances. See your podiatrist for an x ray if you suspect that. ...Read more

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What can cause the front of my leg on the bend of my foot to be numb?

What can cause the front of my leg on the bend of my foot to be numb?

Nerve entrapment: Nerve may be entrapped or compressed in this area. Could be a biomechanical cause or trauma. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can lead to fluid to leak out of the joint of your knuckles on your finger?

What can lead to fluid to leak out of the joint of your knuckles on your finger?

Not normal!: Did you hurt it? Get a thorn, or piece of wood in it? Is it swollen? Painful? It is not normal to have fluid leaking out of any joint. Get checked today to be sure you don't have an infection in it. Infections in joints are not good! It can lead to permanent joint damage. ...Read more

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What could be causing the sides of my tongue to swell?

What could be causing the sides of my tongue to swell?

Tongue Swelling: Often times, medications that cause the mouth to get dry can lead to tongue biting. In addition, people with sleep and snoring issues often bite their tongues when they sleep. Sometimes, you can see crenations on the side of the tongue, which clearly indicate an episode of chewing on the lateral borders of the tongue and/or dry mouth. Try an oral rinse like biotene to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more