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Doctor insights on: Ongoing Pain In Big Toe Months

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


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What could cause ongoing pain in my big toe for months?

What could cause ongoing pain in my big toe for months?

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

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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?

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

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Ocassional brief pain in big toe?

Ocassional brief pain in big toe?

Shoes: Check to see if the pain is related to certain shoes. ...Read more

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Unbearable pain in big toe! What do I do?

Unbearable pain in big toe! What do I do?

See Podiatrist: For proper diagnosis and treatment. Ice and elevation may help. ...Read more

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Can you help? I woke up this morning with pain in big toe for no reason?

Can you help? I woke up this morning with pain in big toe for no reason?

Possiblities: Depending on exact location, type of symptoms and history, could be gout, infection, ingrown nail or sprain. Is it red or swollen? Is pain at joint or by toenail? Did you consume alcohol, peanuts or shellfish last night? ...Read more

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Pain in big toe again. Happened 4 months ago. No trauma, what should I do?

Pain in big toe again. Happened 4 months ago. No trauma, what should I do?

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

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Severe pain in big toe after I hit it against the table. Hurting for two days. Broken?

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

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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?

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?

You need evaluation: Diet if this is gout you need more therapy. You need to have your physician send you to a rheumatologist. Your evaluation needs completion. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Pain In big toe when I "crack it" And Now Severe Pain in this big toe.

Have it x-rayed: A capsulitits, arthritis, infection, gout, fracture are all possibilities... ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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Sharp pain in big toe? A nerve problem or a joint problem?

Sharp pain in big toe? A nerve problem or a joint problem?

Either: You need to see apodiatrist for a work up to determine the problem. ...Read more

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I have sever pain in big toe with shooting pain upthe foot and calf when pressure is applied?

I have sever pain in big toe with shooting pain upthe foot and calf when pressure is applied?

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

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Left big toe tendon has lumps bumps and swelling along it and big toe is painful. Throbbing pain in big toe too?

Left big toe tendon has lumps bumps and swelling along it and big toe is painful. Throbbing pain in big toe too?

I would: 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

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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?

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?

If you fell: Downstairs and have difficulty walking the foot likely should be xrayed. You also sound like at minimum should be walking in a surgical shoe that prevents the toe and metatatarsal joint from bending. Ice would do you well as well.

Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does bruising normally occur after a fracture or break in a foot and pain in big toe, what causes that?

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

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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

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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.

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.

Gout: Sounds like Gout, see a podiatrist for a quick relief, can get a shot or oral meds. Do not soak, Hydrate well and keep your foot warm ...Read more

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Big toe turning blue?

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