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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does the big toe on my left foot feel like the joint's grinding when I lift it?

Why does the big toe on my left foot feel like the joint's grinding when I lift it?

Grind: I will assume lift means to move it toward the top of the foot. The grind can be an indication of arthritis. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...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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I've had a hard lump under my big toe just below the joint size of a pea for a month last 2 days very painful?

I've had a hard lump under my big toe just below the joint size of a pea for a month last 2 days very painful?

See a foot doc: Without seeing it hard to know if your referring to a callous or if you have a bonafide soft tissue misuse, if its the latter it may warrant a biopsy. ...Read more

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I jammed my toe over a year ago. I get sharp pains from the joint up thtough my big toe and I cant run or put any pressure on it. Any sugg?

Time to see a doc!: It isn't going to get better on its own after a year.
See a podiatrist or an orthopedist who works with toes and they will figure out what is wrong.... ...Read more

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My Dr. Is going to perform an implant on half of the Big Toe joint using an Arthrosurface implant. Any comments on the quality of the implant?

My Dr. Is going to perform an implant on half of the Big Toe joint using an Arthrosurface implant. Any comments on the quality of the implant?

Depends: Any surgery especially to the big toe has its advantages and disadvantages., with the implant ur doctor should discuss longevity of an implant and loss of toe purchase power... I prefer Cheilectomy or fusion...implants have there place but it depends on patient expectations. .. ...Read more

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Thinking about Chelectomy on big toe. No pain but joint is very large, shows through shoes. Should I have it done for cosmetic reasons or leave it?

Thinking about Chelectomy on big toe. No pain but joint is very large, shows through shoes. Should I have it done for cosmetic reasons or leave it?

Foot & Ankle Surgeon: Seek evaluation from an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle to help guide your decision as to which particular intervention, cheilectomy versus bunion surgery, is best in your situation ...Read more

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I have a torn big toe joint capsule and did PRP 10 weeks ago. Stil not healed. Can I deep tissue masage it and take comfrey (anti-inflam?) and silica?

I have a torn big toe joint capsule and did PRP 10 weeks ago. Stil not healed. Can I deep tissue masage it and take comfrey (anti-inflam?) and silica?

Why prp: I don't believe prp is FDA approved for this type of injury. Please ask you doctor. Capsule injury usually heal after 21 days of immobilization ...Read more

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I had torn my perineal tendon and had it repaired and my big toe joint feels jammed. It has felt this way since the surgery. I feel it's going to snap?

Cast problems?: Was your cast properly changed 1-2 weeks for several weeks after repair? Sometimes the casting after a procedure can limit rom and the disuse can lead to weakness, or the cast could have been improperly modeled around your great toe joint (your toe should have been allowed to move). It's unlikely anything during surgery could have affected the joint or the tendon to the toe. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of lumps on the right side of my left foot I walk a lot at work and sprained my big toe years ago sometimes it hurts me please help?

I have a cluster of lumps on the right side of my left foot I walk a lot at work and sprained my big toe years ago sometimes it hurts me please help?

I'm a little confuse: With your question. You have two complaints yes? They sound like they are separate problems. I would recommend you see a foot doctor for both issues.
1) you should get a diagnosis for your "lumps".... Without seeing a picture it is hard to formulate a guess. 2) your big toe - the first mpj bears a lot of weight and xrays and in personal evaluation is important to rule out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Had 2 operations on big toe, now it is inch shorter. First for demi joint, second metal plate w/screws. Now 6 yrs. On & off strong electrical pain.?

Nerves or hardware: Pain could be from nerves in the area being pinched by the abnormal biomechanics caused by the shortening or could be from loosening of the retained hardware. I would go to your surgeon for an exam and x-ray. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the joint of my big toe feels as if it needs to pop can not sleep because the pain is so bad. Can not even touch it with out it getting worse I have not injured it at all.

I have a pain in the joint of my big toe feels as if it needs to pop can not sleep because the pain is so bad. Can not even touch it with out it getting worse I have not injured it at all.

Numerous causes: Unril you get seen by a podiatrist, I would try 600mg of Ibuprofen 3 times a day. X-rays and possibly blood tests could be needed to diagnose your problem ...Read more

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How do I know if I sprained or broke my big toe?

How do I know if I sprained or broke my big toe?

You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just a bruise or sprain. ...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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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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I sprained my left big toe. Is it safe for me to start competitive tumbling? Back handsprings, airal cartwheels.

I sprained my left big toe. Is it safe for me to start competitive tumbling? Back handsprings, airal cartwheels.

Depends: It all depends on the severity of the sprain, treatment, and the length of recovery so far. If most of the swelling is gone and you can move it freely, there is not severe pain with range of motion, and you are sure that there is no other damage to the bone or tendons, then you should be fine resuming her activities. Good luck! ...Read more

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What cause tingling in the joint of the big toe?

What cause tingling in the joint of the big toe?

Neuropathy: Is always a possibility when tingling is a symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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