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Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Any diabetic with : Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any possibility of a charcot foot must be considered. You make no mention of skin integrity and this must be examined as well. If you have neuropathy a foreign body should be ruled out. ...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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Causes of knee pain and a numb big toe?

Causes of knee pain and a numb big toe?

Can be many things: Unfortunately this is a very general question with hundreds of answers without more detail on your condition. But, combined the two can both occur at the same time from a low lumbar spine disc bulge or herniation causing a "sciatica". But, to show you why this is a tough question, it could be something totally different like gout or lyme disease from a tick bite, so much more info is needed. ...Read more

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Joint pain in my toes?

Joint pain in my toes?

Shoes or disease: Pain in multiple toes on both feet usually indicates there is a global problem. Shoes may be ill-fit causing pressure and deformity of the toes/joints. A systemic disease like rheumatoid arthritis can also cause trouble like this. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic or podiatric foot specialist to determine the cause as well as treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause big toe pain in joint?

What can cause big toe pain in joint?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Gout?: I will add an alternative answer here. One toe pain with redness and swelling can also be gout. This is a very significant pain, however, and usually is accompanied by swelling and redness. Gout is easily diagnosed by your family physician. ...Read more

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Can a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Can a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: You may have damage to the tendon which attaches to the toe, or you may be walking differently and causing abnormal pressure and motion in other areas of your foot. ...Read more

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Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: If the toe is injured and inflammed, this can lead to contracture of the joint. This can put increased pressure on the metatarsal head causing causing irritation. A thicker, stiffer soled shoe with good arch support can sometimes reduce stress on the ball of the foot. Icing and antiinflammatories are also helpful. If symptoms persist, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Many possibilities: Possible symptoms could include pain, swelling, numbness, bony prominence, redness, and the development of callus at the site. Consult with your physician and have an xray taken to see if there is a spur or not and get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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Can arthritis of the big toe be diagnosed with xrays? Also can bunions cause big toe joint pain?

Can arthritis of the big toe be diagnosed with xrays? Also can bunions cause big toe joint pain?

Yes & yes.: The X-rays should show it clearly. As far as pain, it is usually caused by footwear pushing on the deformity. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen and uncomfortable and pain in left knee. ?

Big toe swollen and uncomfortable and pain in left knee.  ?

?gout: There are many possible causes of your symptoms, but gout wold be high on the list with big toe pain and joint pain. Have your dr. Evaluate and treat you and asses you for possible gout and other causes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain & stiffness in my big toe joint?

What could be causing pain & stiffness in my big toe joint?

Technically : The big toe joint would be the interphalangeal joint not the mpj, but, I'm not sure which you are referring to. If the ip joint, I'd look to see if the toe was straight or not. If not internal compressive forces may be irritating the joint. If mpj is bothering you look for dorsal spurring to be a cause, I.e hallux limitus. Gout also affects this joint. ...Read more

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The second toe on my left foot shifted toward the big toe and I have pain in it's joints. Could this be arthritis?

The second toe on my left foot shifted toward the big toe and I have pain in it's joints. Could this be arthritis?

It could be: It sounds more like an injury where the joint capsule has been torn and the toe joint is unstable and crossing over the 1st toe. ...Read more

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How can pain from hallux rigidus (arthritus of the big toe) be relieved?

How can pain from hallux rigidus (arthritus of the big toe) be relieved?

A mortons: Extension on an orthotic at times can be helpful, this will decrease any residual motion which may be present. Injections are sometimes employed. This is, however, a structural problem and surgery might be the best option for this. (recovery times are not bad for this procedure.). ...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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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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What can I do for this pain in the right big toe? Is it gout?

Many possibilites: Cause of pain may include tight shoes, gout, sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Things that may help minimize your pain include: wearing shoes with a wider toe box, padding or strapping, oral nsaids. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Gout: Though acute gout causes inflammation within the joints of the toes, the extent of inflammation and associated swelling of surrounding soft tissues can cause entire toe to swell stiff and be painful. ...Read more

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Why does gout start in the big toe, and then after the attack it all turns black and blue?

Why does gout start in the big toe, and then after the attack it all turns black and blue?

Cool: Gout often happens in a cool joint where uric acid crystallizes. The toes are the coolest joints in the body being furthest from the heart where the blood is the warmest. Gout does not usually leave joints black and blue. ...Read more

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Why is the lower part of my big toe still in pain more than 3 weeks after the gout attack?

Why is the lower part of my big toe still in pain more than 3 weeks after the gout attack?

There can be gouty: Tophi present, or residual inflammation or joint damage present. The problem may or may not be related. For example you can have a hallux limitus that is irritating you.... ...Read more

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I am 24 years old and just had gout on my big toe. Once meds have been completed does your toe go back to looking normal?

Gout: Once you gout attack is over your toe pain and swelling will typically go away. You need to keep the uric acid levels under control to prevent flare ups. Stay away from processed meats and alcohol and drink lots of water ...Read more

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My big toe is killing me,I'm wondering if it's gout?

My big toe is killing me,I'm wondering if it's gout?

Have it tested....: Why wonder. It could be any one of a hundred things and gout is only one. The diagnosis is based on history, visual, microscopic and a blood text. Remove all doubt and find out. ...Read more

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Does anyone have suggestions for treating a gout flare in my big toe?

First, you need to: Verify that it is indeed gout. A blood test will usually confirm the presence of a high or nigh-normal level of uric acid. If it is, then you will need some form of antiinflammatory medication. Each doctor has his/her favorite--colchicine, naprosyn (my favorite), indocin, sulindac, and more. Otc aleve, (naproxen) similar to naprosyn, can be good to try until you have your foot examined. ...Read more

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What to do if I have terrible pain in my big toe from an attack of the gout. How do I treat the pain?

Gout: Start with a look at your diet. Foods high in purines...Red meat, alcohol, sweets....The list goes on. Then check hydration drink water and consider antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or naproxen....Dose as directed if you can take this kind of med. Then call your doc to see if you need to treat the condition long term. ...Read more

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I feel a pain under my big toe that feels like I have a splinter but I don't . What can it be? Someone mentioned it may be gout? Feet in good shape.

I feel a pain under my big toe that feels like I have a splinter but I don't . What can it be? Someone mentioned it may be gout? Feet in good shape.

Tendonitis: If you're sure it's not a splinter it could be irritation of the fibrous connections under your toe. In my experience gout does often occur at the big joint of the big toe, but it is more severe than splinter pain. Take Aspirin or Acetaminophen (generic tylenol) and watch what happens. If pain persists or infection sets in, see a doctor. Soaking in plain water may help if it's tiny wood or glass. ...Read more

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Big toe is stiff and swollen but do not have gout. What is it?

Big toe stiff: You might have degenerative joint disease (wear and tear of the joint) it might be related to an old injury. That might cause stiffness and swelling in the big toe joint. Go to the podiatrist and have the toe x-ray to evaluate the condition of the joint and to see what additional treatment you might need. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my right big toe because i had an gout attack . What can I do about the burning sensation?

Hang in there: Gout can be a very painful condition to suffer with. As the gout attach subsides, so do the redness, swelling and pain. In the meantime take it easy and rest the foot where possible. Avoid tight fitting shoes. Take any prescribed medications, and talk to your doctor about options for pain relief. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I have been suffering from gout. Stopped hurting but my big toe is still swollen after weeks. what should i do? very uncomfortable

I have been suffering from gout. Stopped hurting but my big toe is still swollen after weeks. what should i do? very uncomfortable

See a rheumatologist: You need a full evaluation and treatment program. This is best developed by a rheumatologist. You will need to becertain that you are on medications that can facilitate this. ...Read more

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Gout? R these tophi? I have 6 of them in a cluster. I am in so much pain. Especially big toe. Http://flic.Kr/p/ejttas http://flic.Kr/p/ejnkzv

Doubt gout: Gout is extremely rare in a 34 year woman. Therefore i doubt that they are tophi but that is an easy question to answer if you see a rheumatologist.If your great toe is not swollen, very tender to the touch and very painful it is not gout. ...Read more

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My big toe and the area around it is red, swollen, and painful. Might be gout. What are foods I should eat and avoid? Should I ice it? Thank you!!

Maybe not so easy.: More to the point, before trying to self diagnose, have it examined and eliminate all doubt. Your symptoms seem to describe a gouty condition, and could very well be, but controlling diet may be only part of the solution. Your doctor can supply all the necessary information, as well as instruction, to help you deal with this. ...Read more

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