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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
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Woke up to 4th toe on left foot and big toe on right foot numb. Have either SI joint problem or pirifomis could this be related? No leg pain at the time
Could be: The nerves that go to those areas originate in the lower back. It is a bit odd that it is on both legs and in different dermatomes but injuring two parts of your lower back would explain that. ...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.
For over 2 months when bending big toe sharp pain above PIP joint area, not in the joint. Numb to the right of pain down to big toe mound. What is it?
It seems that you re not feeling pain in the joint, but The Extensor hallucis Longus tendon might be the source.
It may have been strained causing some inflammation. Just recently saw a couple of these. The joint may need some range of motion exercises to get that tendon to stretch. It is for some reason, unable to go the distance with flexion of that toe. ...Read more
The outside of my big toes hurt after running. No joint problems, etc. Would wider shoes help this? I do not have wide feet
Possibly: It is possible that the front of your shoe is too narrow for your forfeit and that may cause the symptoms you are describing. One way to check this is to trace the outline of your foot on a piece of paper and then lay your shoe over it and compare the widths. Pronation of the foot can also cause similar symptoms and there are "antipronation" running shoes as well. Consider being seen. ...Read more
Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? Sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine
SI jnt pain not calf: SI joint pain refers to low back primarily, but can radiate to upper buttock, posterior, lateral, thigh, and occasionally to groin. Calf pain is not related to SI dysfunction. Visit a PMR doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation to determine the cause of your pain, and start a treatment program ...Read more
Sharp pain in the right foot in the joint where small toe connects to the foot. X-ray shows something sticking out of the bone side view only?
I have been having a sharp pain in my second toe on my right foot. It consitant and came on suddenly. When touched or in shoes it hurts more. Seems to ach when laying down. Looks swollen. Pain in tip of toe and joint pain under nail. Numb foot?
Toe pain: These are signs of inflammation or injury. If there's no history of trauma or abnormal pressure on the toe from tight footwear, inflammation from gout, other forms of arthritis, ingrown toenail or infection are possibilities. A podiatrist would be best to evaluate, advise and treat you. In the meantime administer warm water soaks until examined. ...Read more
Just started Caziant three days ago. Today, I have sharp pain in buttock/joint and numbness/tingling in calf/foot. Concerned about blood clot. Risk?
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. ...Read more
The joint under my big toe and my big toe hurt all the time, what can I do to address this problem?
I injured my big toe. The joint behind the nail of the big toe seems to be the problem. It has a swollen bump on top. I jammed the toe while playing.
Big toe: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will take good care of your feet! ...Read more
I have problems with my legs. I'm very young and I'm feeling excruciating pain in my legs. I have pain in my knees, shins, heel (anterior and posterior), and my feet (toe joint next to my big toe joint and the tendon that connects my pinky toe on top of t
It's always a challenge trying to give specific answers without the benefit of an examination or the ability to ask you specific questions.
That being said, the fact that you can run probably excludes any vascular issue like poor circulation (which is unlikely in a younger person). Knowing you have flat feet, and given the widespread involvement that is limited to only your lower extremities, the first thing I would investigate is a biomechanical cause for your symptoms. If your foot structure is such that it's causing your leg muscles to overwork in an effort to compensate for the structural issues, that most certainly can cause all sorts of muscle fatigue, heel pain, shin splints, low-grade tendonitis, etc.
I would recommend seeing a podiatrist and get a biomechanical examination. Orthotics, either a good over-the-counter kind, or a custom molded pair will improve your symptoms dramatically. Also, needless to say, make sure you take enough time to stretch before and after each run.
Good luck. Hope this helps. ...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
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. ...Read more
Fractured my right big toe almost 2 weeks ago, still struggling to walk and drive. Having a very sharp pain on & off lasting of a few mins and tingly?
Not unusual to have: Pain two weeks after a fracture. Hopefully your at least wearing a surgical shoe. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I woke up to my left big toe hurting. It seems like it is hurting from the base/center and that it is a constant sharp pain. I am a college student?
Keep getting a sharp pain in my left big toe by the cuticle. Lasts for about 2mins, but hurts so bad that it makes my leg spasm.?? Had it for 3yrs.
I would see a: Podiatrist. Try and solve the issue once and for all. ...Read more
Hi, I have a a nerve that is inflamed just above the joint of the big toe and the foot. It's very painful and reddish? What can I do to ease the pain.
I have a sharp pain on the tip of my big toe. Went to podiatrists and he cauterized it. Said may be overgrown skin. It has been 5 days and still hurts?
Granuloma Pyogrnicum: Sounds like you may not have the complete picture. Exuberant granulation is caused by chronic foreign body tissue reaction whereby chemotaxis of inflammatory infiltrate and leukocyte cells macrophages etc cause angioneogenesis in an attempt to encircle an ingrowing nail or thorn or other material. This in turns forms excess tissue growth which may in turn epithelialize when rejected foreign body. ...Read more
Complains of a sharp pain that comes and goes in toe next to big toe as well as strange taste in mouth.
Xray foot: Doot and tast might not be related issue. What type of medications your in that might be effecting you taste. For your foot get an xray and see your foot doctor ...Read more