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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can herniated disc cause symptom just sometimes on straight leg test? Sometimes I get muscle twitching in feet other times not,same with big toe pain.

Can herniated disc cause symptom just sometimes on straight leg test? Sometimes I get muscle twitching in feet other times not,same with big toe pain.

Can be intermittent: If a herniated disc causes signs like straight leg raising or sciatic nerve tenderness, it can be intermittent. So can any neurological or muscular sign or symptom. Left alone most resolve with conservative treatment. And some people with herniated disc on imaging studies have no pain. ...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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When I flex my foot I feel a popping sound in my ankle and when I point my foot I feel pain at my 1st metatarsal by my big toe. Pain when walking?

When I flex my foot I feel a popping sound in my ankle and when I point my foot I feel pain at my 1st metatarsal by my big toe. Pain when walking?

May be tendon: You may have tendon issues. The popping could suggest that you have increased flexibility with hypermobility sometimes known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This is a mechanical issue with increased elasticity of your tissue. Exercise is one of the best therapies for this ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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