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Big Toe Swollen Middle Joint
Get at the cause: See your doctor for an evaluation. X-rays and/or lab tests may be necessary to diagnose what exactly is going on. It sounds like arthritis, and there are many different types of arthritis. If it is at the base of the joint, and there is bump on the side, it could be a bunion. See your doctor for a more specific answer. ...Read more
DIP joint of big toe red and swollen, third time in 3 months, last for 2 weeks but doesnt heal 100% and keeps coming back, urid acid OK.
Big toe pain: it could be caused by gout. With acute gout attack the uric acid may not be elevated but in the upper limits of normal. Also you only see changes in the X-Ray if it is chronic gout where there has been joint damage. Other possibility could be infection. Try changing your diet and cut down on your protein intake. This should usually resolve acute gout attacks. If it does not then see a doctor ...Read more
I hurt my big toe underneath the joint that connects it to the foot and it is very swollen. If it was broken, what would the doctor do for it? Thanks.
What would cause sudden severe pain in big toe and toe joint? Not bruised or swollen. Can't walk on it. Sharp pain under toe where it bends.
I think that I broke my big toe. It's swollen and there's a purple bruise over the joint that won't bend. It hurts pretty bad. Should I go to er?
To reduce the pain apply ice to your toe for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.
The only way to find a fracture is to have it X-rayed. The large toe can be splinted to reduce pain by the doctor in the ER. If there is pain or discoloration at the base of your large toe toward the rest of your foot you need to have it x-rayed as this bone is important in supporting your foot. ...Read more
Pain while running under big toe. Seems to be in the middle, right under ip joint. Not sure why it hurts. Not stiff, swollen or bruised. Any help?
Ossicle?: You may have an ossicle small extra bone under the joint. X-ray will determine the cause. ...Read more
I injured my big toe. The joint behind the nail of the big toe seems to be the problem. It has a swollen bump on top. I jammed the toe while playing.
Big toe: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will take good care of your feet! ...Read more
Bunionectomy with 2 surgical screws placed. I'm 5wk post op. Still very swollen/sore & stiffness in big toe joint area. Is this normal at this point?
Healing: The healing process for most surgical wounds is 6-8 weeks. The inside part is usually around the same, but obviously variable. I would suggest calling your surgeon to find out for your case. May want to bring you in for a follow up exam as well. Time heals all wounds... Hope this helps! ...Read more
Left big toe swollen red painful around the outer side &botttom corner of nail.Never had joint pain.Doctor said gout podatrist said ingrown nail.So?
I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint) . The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Foot pain, Swollen foot, and Difficulty walking. What should I do?
Urgent care: Pain, swelling, and warmth point to an inflammatory cause rather than a mechanical cause such as osteoarthrosis or ill-fitting shoes. Gout is high on the list of diagnoses but unusual at age 21. What concerns me are the possibilities of infection or fracture. I would seek help urgently through your primary care physician or urgent care. ...Read more
Joint @ base of my second toe on top of my foot(not the ball) is swollen. Started w/mild discomfort when I curled my toes. Now painful and swollen.
See Podiatrist: Any warmth, tenderness, red or purple coloration, or limited range of motion? Any trauma? Don't know your age or past history? A podiatrist is likely to be able to accurately diagnose the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more
2 dys ago woke upw sudden foot pain. the pain is located in left foot along outside. small toe joint seems to be swollen and is red. hurts to walk on?
What could be causing the joints on my second toe of each foot to be sore, swollen, and hot with thick skin?
Consult a podiatrist.
Are yoru shoes well fitting? ...Read more
I have been having a sharp pain in my second toe on my right foot. It consitant and came on suddenly. When touched or in shoes it hurts more. Seems to ach when laying down. Looks swollen. Pain in tip of toe and joint pain under nail. Numb foot?
Toe pain: These are signs of inflammation or injury. If there's no history of trauma or abnormal pressure on the toe from tight footwear, inflammation from gout, other forms of arthritis, ingrown toenail or infection are possibilities. A podiatrist would be best to evaluate,advise and treat you. In the meantime administer warm water soaks until examined. ...Read more
My joints in my hands are painful and swollen,sharp shooting pain in both arms and both legs ,swollen foot and toes my Anti-CCP test reads 31.0 u/ml?
Painful/swollen 2nd MTP joint (right foot). No discoloration, no redness. Pain subsides w/ diclofenac. What could it be?
The top of my left foot right b4 the ankle joint is swollen and hurts quite a bit. Have it elevated but not much relief. No trauma/injury. Hurt to up?
Hello, yesterday I dropped a metal pole on my foot and now the area of my MTP joint is bruised and swollen. Could it be broken? Do I need an x-Ray?
RICE treatment.: If you haven't already, it would be helpful to Rest you foot. Use an Ice application. Mild compression splinting and elevation are the initial treatment instructions. There is no way of telling if there is a fracture or just soft tissue damage. to remove all doubt you will need to visit a clinic for an X-ray. ...Read more
20 year old female soft swollen lump on the medial inside of foot just below ankle joint is more defined when I flex. If I press on =no pain scared ?
I am experiencing foot pain and painful swollen joints (side: left) (worsened by: with movement) (severity: severe) (quality: feels sharp or stabb...
How long: How long have you been experiencing these symptoms? A good place to start is with any recent changes. If you have new shoes or have increased your activity lately these may be the cause. If you have experienced a fall or injury lately, you may have a sprain or bruise. RICE = Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Also try some tylenol or motrin to see if this helps with the pain. ...Read more
The ganglion cyst on top of my foot has dissipated again. Now foot is swollen and and the joints are painful. Going on 6 days, and it's starting to radiate. Are these likely connected? Should I go to the podiatrist?
Ankle snd foot swollen for 3 weeks joint sticking out not weight bearing toys going numb on crutches but can't keep balance any suggestions please?
I accidentally drank expired erceflora then had a swollen foot a week later,"bug bites" appeared on my legs,arms then had severe joint pains. Cause?
Many: There could be many causes. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. This is the only way you can find out. ...Read more
I am experiencing cheek swelling, foot swelling, cold feet and cold hands. The following also describe me: Painful swollen joints and Finger pain....
Cold hands and feet: Sorry to hear about your problems. Best we do a 2nd opinion wth me so we can get to the causes of your problem. ...Read more
I have repeated painful swollen joints I have been told it is gout I have had the joint fluid analyzed 4 times and there have never been any crystals negative rheumatoid panel it affects fingers wrist foot ankle heel knee usually one at a time occasionall
Why does my big toe joint randomly swell up and get sore. I went to the doctor to get tested for gout but they said I don't have it any ideas?
May still be gout: This could still be gout or another crystal induced arthritis. In order to tell you will need to see a doctor who can take fluid out of the toe when it is swollen and check it under a microscope. There are also many other types of arthritis and some non arthritis diseases which can affect someone your age and cause toe swelling. If your family doctor is unsure see a rheumatologist next. ...Read more