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Big Toe Pain (Overview)

A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or heat, but not always.


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What can cause big toe pain?

What can cause big toe pain?

Many things: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the big toe. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the feet should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

Big Toe Pain (Overview)

A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or heat, but not always.


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I get random big toe pain. What should I do?

I get random big toe pain. What should I do?

Depnds on the cause: 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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I have big toe pain, why and treatment?

I have big toe pain, why and treatment?

Too general: Would need to know what part of the toe, place it thru range of motion, watch you stand, and possibly see an xray. Do yourself a favor see a podiatrist in person. ...Read more

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What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?

What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?

Maybe not your flat: The first joint (dp), or larger second (mcp)? Is is the pain located on the side, top, or bottom of the joint, if it is the first dp, it can be traumatic; it can be arthritis; psoriatic arthritis loves this joint. If on the bottom of the first, could be tendonous. If at the bottom of the mcp joint, you have two sesamoid bones that can be fractured, or inflammed. See a good specialist who can sort! ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What can cause big toe pain?

Many things: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the big toe. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the feet should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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What can cause big toe pain for 4 months?

What can cause big toe pain for 4 months?

Many possibilities: Your pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection (ingrown toenail), metabolic conditions (gout), structural (bunion, hammertoes), or biomechanical abnormality, or nerve damage (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam by a professional and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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I get random big toe pain. What should I do?

Depnds on the cause: 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 is the definition or description of: Big toe pain?

What is the definition or description of: Big toe pain?

Now that hurts.: A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or heat, but not always. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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What are some causes of big toe pain that came out of no where?

Possibilities: Bursitis of joint, gout, infection, biomechanical problem or excessive loading on joint are some. ...Read more

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Tip of big toe pain, could this be deadly?

Big toe pain: Could this be deadly? Not likely. Melanoma or some other tumor could be deadly but this is very remote. It is most commonly a enchondroma (a bump on the bone under the nail). The is easily removed by your local podiatrist. You can try to change shoes and or pad the area and see if this takes pressure off the area. A x ray will often show if this is the likely cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What can I do about big toe pain when pressure is applied to the ball?

What can I do about big toe pain when pressure is applied to the ball?

Meds and rest: Pain on the bottom of the great toe joint may be an inflamed two piece sesamoid bone or a fracture of the pea size bone. If rest, immobilization, and regular nsaids do not improve the condition within 2-4 weeks then you must seek a dr. ...Read more

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I have big toe pain, why and treatment?

Too general: Would need to know what part of the toe, place it thru range of motion, watch you stand, and possibly see an xray. Do yourself a favor see a podiatrist in person. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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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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