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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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

Few things: Including but not limited to gout, fracture, hallux limitis or rigidis, bursitis? Visit a podiatrist for help with the condition. ...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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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 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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Severe pain on joint below big toe and on ankle area. Any ideas?

Severe pain on joint below big toe and on ankle area.  Any ideas?

Possibly Gout: Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/tc/gout-topic-overview#1 ...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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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more