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Ongoing Pain In Big Toe Months
Sharp sudden pain in big toe only lasts a few seconds then goes away happens periodically throughout the day?
Big toe pain: Here again it could be several things - undiagnosed fracture, subchondral fracture, tendonitis, bone spur, ingrown nail, subungual exostosis, fungal nail, spin callous, excessive pronation with pressure on the toe, etc. An exam and xray by a podiatrist will give you the help you seek. Good luck! ...Read more
Always cracking MP joints in fingers and big toe and even DIP joints in fingers. Cannot stop as this has been ongoing for over 4 years. What can I do?
Snap, crackle & pop.: It is a habit, and like most habits, both good and bad, very hard to break. You can spend a lot of money and time for help, but in the end, you either want to stop or not. I can think of a lot of worse things to spend your time doing. ...Read more
Ongoing back outer heel pain. Not pf. Out of walking cast 10 days. Now underside of big toe is numb. Also red under big toe joint. Wait it out?
See your Dr.: Need evaluation and examination to determine what is going on. ...Read more
See a physician: Even though its not a big structure there a lots of possible answers. See a foot specialist to assist you in this diagnosis and guide you in treating this. ...Read more
Possible: You likely bruised it badly. As long as your to is still in line with the rest of your toes I would just monitor your toe. If your pain gets worse get it checked out. ...Read more
Dr dx gout based on symptoms of sudden bad pain in big toe area randomly. Why would attack randomly occur even when diet is consistent daily?
I posted a question regarding pain in big toe. Opentoe shoes not the problem. It is not anything obvious, have consulted many drs. No answers?
Shoe type: There could be some unnatural pulling of the big toe due to ur shoes. Does it hurt in every shoe? Did u break it ...Read more
Pain in big toe when walking and to the touch. There is a purpley red dark mark on toe. Is it broken? What is this?
Injury: If you sustained an injury - consider medical exam with history and X-ray. ...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
Big toe joint: This needs to be evaluated by your podiatrist. ...Read more
After running had sharp needle like pain in big toe and sharp needle pain in heel just in those two spots what on earth?!
Needle pain: This sounds like nerve contusion, depending on the location at the heel, and definitely at the toe. Without a physical exam it sounds like over pronation resulting in the big toe pain. Xrays are certainly also needed to rule out bone spurs and fracture. See your podiatrist for that evaluation and x rays. ...Read more
Either: You need to see apodiatrist for a work up to determine the problem. ...Read more
Hallux limitus: Patients with an unstable 1st metatarsal will experience jamming of the joint when trying to propel and will often develop pain in that joint. The compensation for this is to use your calf muscle to propel instead of your big toe. Therefore, we often see that symptoms together. A visit to a podiatrist will be definitive for diagnosis. ...Read more
Left big toe tendon has lumps bumps and swelling along it and big toe is painful. Throbbing pain in big toe too?
See a foot doctor. The question is are the lumps or bumps really on the tendon or in the subcutaneous tissues.....either way you should be examined, much easier to make a diagnosis like that in person...
Possible ganglionic cyst is an example without seeing you but if I saw your foot inperson I would know right away if that's what you had. ...Read more
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.
Pain in big toe mild swelling after falling down stairs. Difficulty walking (walking on side of foot). Pain wakes me and I think bone is displaced?
Intermittent s pain in big toe, red hard lump, no heat, swelling, shoes don't affect it, worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off, bunion or gout?
Could be either: A painful, swollen big toe joint that occurs from time to time is likely to be gout or other type of arthritis. A permanent bump that is more painful after wearing shoes all day is more likely to be a bunion. By your description, bunion is more likely. See an orthopedic foot doctor or podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Does bruising normally occur after a fracture or break in a foot and pain in big toe, what causes that?
Bruising: Typically after a fracture you will get bruising. The bruising is caused by the fracture bone bleeds into the tissue and create a. ...Read more
Waiting to see foot doctor for clawed toes and pain in big toe but now feels like walking on a marble so walk on outside of foot causes knee pain?
Exam is essential.: Clawing toes can bring about symptoms much like those you describe. Certainly big toe pain can cause you to shift the weight to the outside of your foot. This type of compensation can lead to knee pain. I am afraid that not much can be done until you have been seen in a hands on theater. You might push your referring doctor for an earlier exam date to avoid further complications. ...Read more
Start with: A visit to your family physician may be the best first step. ...Read more
Awakened last night by sudden, sharp, throbbing pain in big toe. Slightly red, warm, stiff. No swelling. Healthy diet but drink wine. No ingrown nail.
Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn blue and dusky. This needs to be checked promptly. See a podiatrist for an examination. If findings warrant, they will order circulation testing and possibly even refer you to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more