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Causes Of Sharp Pain In The Big Toe
Sharp sudden pain in big toe only lasts a few seconds then goes away happens periodically throughout the day ?
Big toe pain: There is a multitude of causes for pain to the great toe. Gout, bumping the area can cause pain without with out fracture. Arthritis (many types) wounds or ulcerations with of with out infection. Your local podiatrist can find and treat your big toe pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Injury, Ingrown toenail, muscle cramp, tight shoes ...Read more
For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left( ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling . Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?
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 often lightning pain in the big toe on my left foot. A sharp pain that disappears in seconds, like a knife. It has to do with the spine?
Big toe nerve pain: The foot gets innervated by different nerves that originate from the spine. The top of the foot is innervated by L5 and the sides of the foot is innervated by the calcaneal nerves, the peroneal nerves and S1/S2. There is the deep peroneal nerve in the first interspace that can get injured and can cause sharp intermittent pain. ...Read more
Nerve impingement: Something is irritating the nerve travelling to this area. Often it is a bunion bump that is rubbing against the shoe. There is a small nerve that is right under the skin and goes on into the big toe. See a podiatrist for an exam, diagnosis and care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why am i feeling a sharp pain in my big toe (bringing me to tears) every time i straighten my ankle?
Eval.: To obtain an accurate answer would require assessment by either a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. Assessment would include history, physical examination and appropriate radiographic studies. ...Read more
When I took a step the other day a sharp pain shot through my big toe, the right half/top of my toe has been numb since. is this bad/ can it b fixed?
Sharp pain right foot big toe when I point and stretch. Also when I touch nerve on top right of foot I feel same sharp pain.
No injuries to foot?
Neuroma: It sounds like a neuroma or impingement of the medial dorsal cutaneous nerve. See a podiatrist and they can do tests to confirm and follow with treatments such as oral/topical meds, injections, pt and lastly surgical option. If this is new, make sure you are not using a new shoe that may be compressing the area and causing the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sharp pain on my big toe, in the corner where the nail is,it only hurts when pressure is placed on it.Was just wondering what it could be..?
Pushing too hard..: It sounds like you have a sharp area of nail, known as a nail spicule, causing sharp pain when pushed on. Stop pushing on it and have it evaluated if the condition escalates. Sometimes all that is needed is a simple trimming of the spicule. ...Read more
Sharp pain in big toe for the last 2 weeks. Some swelling. No other physical symptoms. Cold makes it worse. Not moving it makes it worse. Please help.
Have you had a : Pedicure recently? Is the swelling near the nail? You may have a mild infection. "Not moving it, makes it worse" is puzzling. Can you tell us anything more? ...Read more
Very sharp pain when pointing my right big toe. Same (sharp shock) type pain when touching 1st metatarsal or highest boney area on top of foot?
Neurogenic pain.: Sharp, shocky type pain located in and around the toes are almost always due to a nerve being irritated. The goal is to identify the exact location of the irritation and eliminate it. The cause could be underlying bone or cyst causing irritation to the nerve and the irritation has reached the point that pain is caused for protection. Seeing a specialist is the first step toward relief. ...Read more