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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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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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Why am i feeling a sharp pain in my big toe (bringing me to tears) every time i straighten my ankle?

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

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I'm getting a sharp pain in my big toe on my right foot on the bottom right where the knuckle starts when I walk. Should I be concerned?

I'm getting a sharp pain in my big toe on my right foot on the bottom right where the knuckle starts when I walk. Should I be concerned?

Get an X-ray: Pain in the big toe can be a presenting sign of gout, but more often than not, a musculoskeletal problem exists - you should probably see s good internist or orthopedist, or podiatrist and start with an X-Ray, however, blood work to rule out a metabolic disorder may be needed. See a doctor first, see what they think is the next best step... ...Read more

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What are some causes for sharp pain in left big toe?

What are some causes for sharp pain in left big toe?

Big toe pain: There is a multitude of causes for pain to the great toe. Gout, bumping the area can cause pain without with out fracture. Arthritis (many types) wounds or ulcerations with of with out infection. Your local podiatrist can find and treat your big toe pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from my big toe shooting up to my back happens occasionally, what can it be?

Sharp pain from my big toe shooting up to my back happens occasionally,  what can it be?

Nerve impingement: Something is irritating the nerve travelling to this area. Often it is a bunion bump that is rubbing against the shoe. There is a small nerve that is right under the skin and goes on into the big toe. See a podiatrist for an exam, diagnosis and care. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sharp pain in left big toe? I usually wear flats most of the time.

What is the cause of sharp pain in left big toe?  I usually wear flats most of the time.

It could be...: Countless different things. Please provide more detail as to the location of pain and if there is anything that looks abnormal about the toe and surrounding area. Any injury? ...Read more

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