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Big Toe Pain (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Gout?: I will add an alternative answer here. One toe pain with redness and swelling can also be gout. This is a very significant pain, however, and usually is accompanied by swelling and redness. Gout is easily diagnosed by your family physician. ...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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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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Big toe pain/tender when I press on the nail, need help!?

Big toe pain/tender when I press on the nail, need help!?

Toe Pain: Several possibilities come to mind. The easiest approach would be to see your podiatrist for a thorough evaluation, foot xrays and focused reccs.

It is possible that you have a nail injury or some lesion beneath the nail causing your discomfort. Even a bonespur on the phalanx beneath the nail is possible.

Check out the apma or acfas websites for information about board certified docs. ...Read more

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Big toe pain near nail. What home remedy is good for this?

See below: Try soaking in warm water with liquid dishwashing detergent. This will help soften the skin. If the nail is involved use a cuticle stick to seperate the nail from the skin and then cover with andiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more

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I broke my big toe. Pain is still horrible after a week. Will I need a cast or boot?

Broken toe.: Only if the pain is horrible after a week. Just kidding. A broken big toe could require a boot, usually not a cast. I assume xrays have been taken. The great toe is a heavy wt-bearing part of the body and needs to be protected when fractured or broken. If you haven't seen a doctor yet, you should. If you were told that you could be in a walking boot, an ankle walking boot suffice. Amazon. ...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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Big toe pain where the nail meets the skin hurts on the side hurts if anything touches it like wearing a sneaker or sock doesn't feel like a hang nail?

Ingrown toenail: Unfortunately it sounds like an ingrown toenail. Look for redness, warmth, pain and drainage. If their is drainage, what color is it? You should see a foot and ankle specialist and remove the offending nail border. ...Read more

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Big toe pain hurts on side of toe on top of nail if I touch it it hurts is it due to recently foot fractured or is it something else going on?

Big toe pain hurts on side of toe on top of nail if I touch it it hurts is it due to recently foot fractured or is it something else going on?

Consult your doctor: Pain could be due to different reasons. Causes may include: trauma (fracture, ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality, or a neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. See your doctor and voice your concerns. ...Read more

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What can cause big toe pain after fractured ankle surgery?

Depends: What type of ankle fracture did you suffer, how was it treated, what type of pain are you experiencing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing medial ankle swelling, ankle stiffness, big toe pain because of pressure, for 4days now, what should I do?

I am experiencing medial ankle swelling, ankle stiffness, big toe pain because of pressure, for 4days now, what should I do?

Possible tendonitis: Unless you have injured the ankle, which you did not indicate. It sounds like you flared up your posterior tibial tendon. You can take antiinflamatory and start doing some stretching, some support in you shoes should feel good also. If it does not get better you should have it looked at. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had numbness in my (l) foot for a yr all toes are involved except the the big toe, pain is in the ball of foot, my foot feels dead, ?

Should be evaluated: You may be experiencing symptoms of a neuroma or pinched nerve in your foot, or possible the beginnings of neuropathy. Would need to be examined and a full history taken to help determine what is going on. You should see your podiatrist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: pain in joint) and toe inflammation. The following also describes me: Difficulty walking. What should I do?

I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: pain in joint) and toe inflammation. The following also describes me: Difficulty walking. What should I do?

Detailed history.: There are a whole lot of conditions that will cause big toe joint pain. Inflammation of the capsule, bone cartilage and tendons as well as a metabolic problem are all to be considered. Your age certainly limits some of the possibilities. Having the toe evaluated will immediately reduce the number possibilities. Further testing may be necessary to get to the immediate cause. ...Read more

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Big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint). Possibly gout. However, uric acid levels are always in normal range. What else could it be?

Big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint). Possibly gout. However, uric acid levels are always in normal range. What else could it be?

Walks like a duck?: Don't be too anxious to discount possible gout. There is more to it than having a elevated uric acid. You need to look at the quality of your diet and life style, genetics, age, body type and degree of swelling, heat and pain. The time tested method of securing the diagnosis of gout is evaluation of the joint fluid. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?

Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?

Walk this Way.: There are quite a few structures that have the ability to move side to side, associated with the base of the big toe. A slamming injury could injure any one or more of them effecting the stability of the toe and toe joint. Pain and burning are the body's way of letting you know this. It is best to have the toe examined and possibly x-rayed to remove all doubt. ...Read more

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2 weeks of big toe pain now in knee/wrist. Dix uric acid 465.2umol/L. Why is voltaren (diclofenac) helps but why is it not going away? First attack ever

2 weeks of big toe pain now in knee/wrist. Dix uric acid 465.2umol/L. Why is voltaren (diclofenac) helps but why is it not going away? First attack ever

? gout: Gout is not diagnosed by a blood test. Uric acid can be normal, high, and even low in Gout. Your first step is to get a diagnosis. To diagnose gout your doctor should obtain joint fluid for examination. Volt aren't is a nonsteroidal anti -inflammatory medication. It will help with any type of arthritis. Good luck to you ...Read more

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Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Possible mass: It is possible that you have a soft tissue mass over your big toe joint. If there is a history of trauma to the area, it could be a ganlionic cyst. An x-ray is needed to rule out any changes in the joint that could contribute to this condition. ...Read more

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