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Have pain in joints in toe. I eat medicine and it fix the problem for short term. But after a week again I have same problem. Plz suggest how to avoid?

Have pain in joints in toe. I eat medicine and it fix the problem for short term. But after a week again I have same problem. Plz suggest how to avoid?

See a doctor: You should not take medicine without a doctor first diagnosing you and prescribing appropriate medicine. There could be several reasons for the pain. It is best to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Cramping of finger joints and toes...Cause?

Cramping of finger joints and toes...Cause?

Possible arthritis: Variety of conditions that can cause cramping of fingers and toes joints: osteoarthritis, circulation, electrolyte imbalance, medications. ...Read more

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I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: pain in joint) and toe inflammation. The following also describes me: Difficulty walking. What should I do?

I am experiencing  big toe pain (quality: pain in joint)  and toe inflammation. The following also describes me: Difficulty walking. What should I do?

Detailed history.: There are a whole lot of conditions that will cause big toe joint pain. Inflammation of the capsule, bone cartilage and tendons as well as a metabolic problem are all to be considered. Your age certainly limits some of the possibilities. Having the toe evaluated will immediately reduce the number possibilities. Further testing may be necessary to get to the immediate cause. ...Read more

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Banged 2nd toe into a rock barefoot.Toe swollen, bruised at top joint of toe, pain when bend forward, can't bend back difficulty walking.

Banged 2nd toe into a rock barefoot.Toe swollen, bruised at top joint of toe, pain when bend forward, can't bend back difficulty walking.

Have it evaluated.: You may have fractured it. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a well aligned non displaced broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Some fractures may require surgical management. ...Read more

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Anytime I jump/touch/move some ways the joint,under toes on the right side of my right foot hurts really bad after lots of exertion up my shin hurts?

Anytime I jump/touch/move some ways  the joint,under toes on the right side of my right foot hurts really bad after lots of exertion up my shin hurts?

This can be many : Things, and an in office exam would be more thorough. Anything from a neuroma, stress fracture, tendonitis etc could be a problem. Alternatively, you can supply more detailed question and possibly we can help narrow it down. ...Read more

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What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple

What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple

Many things to consi: Many things to consider including a variation of arthritis , myositis muscle things, and a variety of rashes. Would ask your physician to evaluate or send you to a rheumatologist and/or a dermatologist. This may be very simple or it might be a complex issue. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to only have one joint in all toes?

Joint in toes : There is normally two joints in the toes except for the big toe and sometimes the little toe. Called dipj and pipj. ...Read more

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I can't move second joint of big toe, what should I do?

I can't move second joint of big toe, what should I do?

Arthritis: Start by getting a simple xray. You may suffer from arthritis changes that prevent you from moving the distal joint. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on and off pain in joint of big toe dancers help!?

Can you tell me if on and off pain in joint of big toe dancers help!?

You may have : A hallux limitus type of condition ...see a foot doc and have xrays taken to evaluate the bony structure of the joint. ...Read more

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What causes toe pain in nail and below the nail and in the joint below the toe nail?

What causes toe pain in nail and below the nail and in the joint below the toe nail?

Infection/.hematoma: May be infection or hematoma under nail plate extending further back under skin. A traumatic event can cause these symptoms; this can be from excessive shoe pressure or other form of repetative stress on area. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to use crutches after bunionectomy with deformaty on both sides of the joint of big toe pins will be used and straightening big toe ?

Is it recommended to use crutches after bunionectomy with deformaty on both sides of the joint of big toe pins will be used and straightening big toe ?

Depends: The use of crutches depends on the type of bunionectomy performed. Often most bunionectomy procedures are stable enough to walk on after surgery although be it limited walking. If your pain is elevated when walking then you should use crutches to alleviate those symptoms. Always consult your surgeon though before doing anything different than instructed. ...Read more

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How do I straighten my 4 month old 4th toe which is now crooked under the 3rd toe. It's been this way since birth and appears to be bent at the first joint of the toe.

How do I straighten my 4 month old 4th toe which is now crooked under the 3rd toe. It's been this way since birth and appears to be bent at the first joint of the toe.

The : The short answer is... You can't. Most minor malformations like this usually don't cause any problems with walking, running, and otherwise enjoyment of life. As your child grows older, this may cause some problems, like getting a corn on the toe where rubbing occurs, but even this is iffy. The only way to fix things is surgery, and unless it's interfering with your child's ability to walk or is causing pain, i would not recommend surgery until the bones have stopped growing, usually late teens, and then, only if it's causing a problem. ...Read more

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Severe pain on joint below big toe and on ankle area. Any ideas?

Severe pain on joint below big toe and on ankle area.  Any ideas?

Possibly Gout: Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/tc/gout-topic-overview#1 ...Read more

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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. Xray 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

Toes (Definition)

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