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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?
It could be...: Countless different things. Please provide more detail as to the location of pain and if there is anything that looks abnormal about the toe and surrounding area. Any injury?See 1 more doctor answer
See below: Injury, Ingrown toenail, muscle cramp, tight shoes
Every once in a while I get a sharp pain under my foot below the arch. Same side as the big toe what can cause this?
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?
Rule out Gout: You will need to rule out the possibility of gouty arthritis - it typically appears suddenly in a big toe (classic presentation), although it is usually accompanied by some form of swelling, redness or other discoloration.
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.
Hello there nice to see you once again I've been having this very very sharp pain under my right big toe that comes On and off threw out the day its?
Can't diagnose with: Available information. But since this is recurrent and exceptionally painful - would encourage podiatric evaluation at this time. Take care.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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?
Depends: It depends on the specific cause and it may in all likelihood do we with nonsurgical care. It may represent tarsal tunnel syndrome, although there are other possibilities as well. I would not hesitate to be seen.
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.See 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.
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?
Either: You need to see apodiatrist for a work up to determine the problem.See 1 more doctor answer
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.