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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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I have big toe pain at the second joint. Could i possibly receive a potential cause?

I have big toe pain at the second joint. Could i possibly receive a potential cause?

Joint pain: Joint pain can be caused by many things such as infections, fractures or trauma, arthritis, sprains/strains, or gout to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I am having a surging pain in the large joint at the base of my big toe. It surges every 14-18 with intense pain. This has been going on for > an hour?

I am having a surging pain in the large joint at the base of my big toe. It surges every 14-18 with intense pain. This has been going on for > an hour?

Gout: The location is notorious for gout which is a crystal-induced arthropathy. Definitely see your doctor. Let him/her know if there was any trauma or overuse such as frequent hyperextension (turf toe). ...Read more

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What can cause big toe pain in joint?

What can cause big toe pain in joint?

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, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...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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Went over on my ankle 3 weeks ago, ankle now fine but toes are in pain and moving my big toe at the joint causes pain and discomfort. Not sure why?

Went over on my ankle 3 weeks ago, ankle now fine but toes are in pain and moving my big toe at the joint causes pain and discomfort. Not sure why?

See below.: You may have also bruised your bones in your foot or injured some tendons or ligaments. I would recommend seeing your general doctor or an orthopedist to be examined. You may need X-rays or an MRI to make the diagnosis, depending on what your doctor finds. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

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. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe joint randomly swell up and get sore. I went to the doctor to get tested for gout but they said I don't have it any ideas?

Why does my big toe joint randomly swell up and get sore. I went to the doctor to get tested for gout but they said I don't have it any ideas?

May still be gout: This could still be gout or another crystal induced arthritis. In order to tell you will need to see a doctor who can take fluid out of the toe when it is swollen and check it under a microscope. There are also many other types of arthritis and some non arthritis diseases which can affect someone your age and cause toe swelling. If your family doctor is unsure see a rheumatologist next. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts bad by joint and i didn't hurt it what could it be?

My big toe hurts bad by joint and i didn't hurt it what could it be?

Gouty arthritis: Most likely gout caused by uric acid build up. Produced from purines - proteins found in red meat, shellfish, wine etc. Could also be degenerative osteoarthritis but less likely at 32. Google a gout diet and follow it. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain & stiffness in my big toe joint?

What could be causing pain & stiffness in my big toe joint?

Technically : The big toe joint would be the interphalangeal joint not the mpj, but, I'm not sure which you are referring to. If the ip joint, I'd look to see if the toe was straight or not. If not internal compressive forces may be irritating the joint. If mpj is bothering you look for dorsal spurring to be a cause, I.e hallux limitus. Gout also affects this joint. ...Read more

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Why does the joint in my big toe hurt?

Why does the joint in my big toe hurt?

Arthritis: Arthritis is a common reason for joint pain. Seeing a podiatrist and getting x-rays will tell you if it is present. ...Read more

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Joint at bottom of big toe enlarged and painful?

Joint at bottom of big toe enlarged and painful?

Arthritis: Actually it could be a number of different things but if it has all of a sudden become red, hot, swollen, and painful it may be gout. If it has been developing over many years then it is likely something called "hallux limitus" or "hallux rigidus" which is basically an arthritic process of the big toe joint that over time causes limitation of motion. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why does the inside of my big toe joint itch a lot?

Why does the inside of my big toe joint itch a lot?

Fungal infection: Perhaps this is a fungal infection of the toes. Is the itching worse after wearing socks & shoes for several hours? Is it worse at the end of the day (assuming you work daytime hours)? Any redness, irritation, peeling skin? It doesn't have to have a foul odor. If yes to most of these questions, consider a fungal infection. Try some otc remedies first. If no improvement, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I can't move second joint of big toe, what should I do?

I can't move second joint of big toe, what should I do?

Arthritis: Start by getting a simple xray. You may suffer from arthritis changes that prevent you from moving the distal joint. ...Read more

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My right big toe is in pain and discomfort from tip to joint.

My right big toe is in pain and discomfort  from tip to joint.

Many causes of pain: Many things can cause big toe. Without a known injury, possibilities could include a painful arthritis, fractures, or infections. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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The joint under my big toe and my big toe hurt all the time, what can I do to address this problem?

See Podiatrist: Several possiblities. Among them, bursitis, fracture, arthrithic condition or infection come to mind. A podiatrist will examine and x-ray and provide diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe burn in the joint area?

Why does my big toe burn in the joint area?

Big toe: Could be some early arthritis or gout. If swollen or red see your md for x-ray and blood test. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

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