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Big Toe Swelling (Overview)

Described as an edematous toe or an enlargement of the great toe area caused by the retention of water. This swelling may or may not be accompanied by redness, heat, pain or a limited range of movement.


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Cause of big toe swelling?

Cause of big toe swelling?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor since there are many causes for this. ...Read more

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Big Toe Swelling (Overview)

Described as an edematous toe or an enlargement of the great toe area caused by the retention of water. This swelling may or may not be accompanied by redness, heat, pain or a limited range of movement.


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How can big toe swelling be treated?

How can big toe swelling be treated?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of toe swelling can include localized issues such as arthritis, infection, ingrown toe nails, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) gout, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Cause of big toe swelling?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor since there are many causes for this. ...Read more

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How can big toe swelling be treated?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of toe swelling can include localized issues such as arthritis, infection, ingrown toe nails, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) gout, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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

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

Mr. Big Stuff.: Described as an edematous toe or an enlargement of the great toe area caused by the retention of water. This swelling may or may not be accompanied by redness, heat, pain or a limited range of movement. ...Read more

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I wake up with pain in my right big toe ans swelling?

I wake up with pain in my right big toe ans swelling?

Gout: Big toe is number ONE joint tobe effected in gout. See your doctor, get started on meds, check uric acid levels. ...Read more

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I all of a sudden started having a sharp stabbing pain by my big toe No swelling It goes as fast as it came. It almost feels like an electric jolt. ?

I all of a sudden started having a sharp stabbing pain by my big toe No swelling It goes as fast as it came. It almost feels like an electric jolt. ?

Ortho eval indicated: A sharp stabbing pain in or near a joint in your big toe may be of concern for an injury to the big toe joint structures (cartilage, capsule, and ligaments). A thorough evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon or foot specialist will help uncover the cause of your pain. X-rays will likely be obtained as well as an exam. Avoid painful activities until you are evaluated ...Read more

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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


Toe Swelling (Definition)

Toe swelling or edema, is the enlargement of the toe as compared to other surrounding toes or from the toe's normal size. This enlargement is usually caused by an accumulation of fluid within the tissue ...Read more