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Very sharp pain on top of my second toe when I move it a certain way, the pain is unbearable. Didn't stub it, what could be the cause? A nerve?

Very sharp pain on top of my second toe when I move it a certain way, the pain is unbearable. Didn't stub it, what could be the cause? A nerve?

Hammertoe: Early on the hammer toes are quite sensitive and their joints are softening and their flexibility decreasing so most often cause was simply be shoe pressure on the tires ...Read more

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I kicked my heavy bag during training, toes landed first, now I have a sharp pain above my big and second toes just before the ankle, what happened?

I kicked my heavy bag during training, toes landed first, now I have a sharp pain above my big and second toes just before the ankle, what happened?

Alive and Kicking...: Kicking somewhat immovable structures with your toes leading, can potentially many structures from the area of impact, to your ankle. The damage could include both bone and soft tissue. An exam and systems review is necessary to identify the tissues potentially injured. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the tip of my second toe when pressure is applied to it. I don't have pain anywhere else in my feet.

I have a sharp pain in the tip of my second toe when pressure is applied to it. I don't have pain anywhere else in my feet.

Consult podiatrist: The second toe is often the 'lead dog' in your walking foot, and thus takes more potentially damaging pressure. There are many physiological causes of pain...abnormal nerve pressure, joint lining inflammation, etc. Try padding, or a change of shoes, or off the shelf orthotic supports, and consult a podiatrist if the problem continues. ...Read more

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I have pain in the base and a sharp pain at the tip of the second toe. The pain has moved to the base of the third and fourth toe. I did not have any injury. It feels like its swollen, but is not. It feels like a wrinkle. What should I do?

I have pain in the base and a sharp pain at the tip of the second toe. The pain has moved to the base of the third and fourth toe. I did not have any injury. It feels like its swollen, but is not. It feels like a wrinkle. What should I do?

Possible neuroma: The symptoms you describe are consistent with a neuroma, which is a benign nerve tumor affecting the nerves going to the toes. The pain is worse while walking barefoot on a hard surface or when enclosed in shoes. Steroid injections and/or surgery are the treatments available. ...Read more

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What could be causing the sharp pain in my big toe?

What could be causing the sharp pain in my big toe?

A few things: Sharp pains in the toes can be due to arthritis, nerve irritation, injury, poor fitting shoes among many other things. You may need to see a podiatrist and get x-rays to narrow down the possibilities and start treatment. ...Read more

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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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I get a very, very sharp pain in my toe, one spot and it feels hot for days, what can this be?

I get a very, very sharp pain in my toe, one spot and it feels hot for days, what can this be?

Gout: Hot, painful and swollen toe is a typical picture of gout. You need to do the uric acid test. If it's negative other less common causes should be investigated. ...Read more

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Hello there nice to see you once again I've been having this very very sharp pain under my right big toe that comes On and off threw out the day its?

Can't diagnose with: Available information. But since this is recurrent and exceptionally painful - would encourage podiatric evaluation at this time. Take care. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my toes when I stretch them? What to do?

Check it out with yo: Your feet need to be examined and xrays need to be taken to determine what is going on with your feet. ...Read more

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A sharp pain dowm in my toe when laying down?

A sharp pain dowm in my toe when laying down?

Toe pain lying down: While you have not provided enough information for a really good answer, the first thing that I would suspect would be gout, where the toe is exquisitely sensitive to touch, even just of having a sheet over it. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain from the chest to the toes?

Most Likely Nerves: There are a number of causes or "etiologies" for distributed pain. Most are related to neurologic dysfunction or nerve problems. This could be centered in either your brain, spinal chord or (less likely) peripheral nerves. You may want to visit with a neurologist about this. Most likley he/she will order tests, which can discern the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my big toes are pussing on the side and has a sharp pain in the front. Like it feels like something is stabbing me.

What does it mean if my big toes are pussing on the side and has a sharp pain in the front. Like it feels like something is stabbing me.

Get it treated.: Have it evaluated as an infection can be due to many possible reasons. If untreated could lead to the development of an abscess and possible underlying bone infection. Get it taken care of by a professional to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

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Every time I bend down to touch my toes or I'm getting up from sitting down on the couch or the chair I have a sharp pain in my lower back.

Every time I bend down to touch my toes or I'm getting up from sitting down on the couch or the chair I have a sharp pain in my lower back.

Herniated disc: While your symptoms are suggestive of herniated disc, you are a little young for such a degenerative process. It may just be a lower back muscle spasm due to excessive use. In either case, try Ibuprofen 400 mgs (2 ADVIL (ibuprofen) tabs) 2-3 times daily for a wk and a heating pad to local areafew times daily. If no improvement, see your doctor for a definitive assassment. Feel better soon:) ...Read more

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On the outside of my big toes are numd and sometimes have sharp pain in the edge of the toenail. What dose it mean?

On the outside of my big toes are numd and sometimes have sharp pain in the edge of the toenail. What dose it mean?

How tight are your: Shoes? Do your shoes fit tightly at the toe? Encourage you to see a podiatrist for most extensive evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Frequent intense sharp pain in the fingers or toes and the back of the head which lasts from a few seconds to a minute. Should I worry?

Frequent intense sharp pain in the fingers or toes and the back of the head which lasts from a few seconds to a minute. Should I worry?

See a DO doctor: Best to see an osteopathic physician to evaluate your structure/spine/neck. There are nerve root connections in the neck that can affect the fingers, as well as connections from the low back that affect the toes. That can easily be addressed. However, if you need a referral to a neurologist from your physician, for further evaluation, that is always an option too, as everything is connected. ...Read more

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2nd toe One foot Sudden sharp pain Lasts a few seconds No signs before or after Can move & touch it w/ no pain Occurs randomly Becoming more frequent?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities and an exam could usually give a good idea about the cause. On possibility is a Morton's neuroma which can form between the toes and cause a shooting pain into the toe, there are any other possibilities as well. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Sharp pain right toe when I point my foot and stretch?

Need more informatio: Unfortunately you have not indicated which toe it is or if it when you stretch all your toes. The pain may be simply from overstretching the toe. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe numb and having a sharp pain all of a sudden?

Why is my big toe numb and having a sharp pain all of a sudden?

Needs examination: Several things could cause this to mention a few: bunion, sesamoiditis, fracture, shoewear/activity. Need to see a podiatrist for eval and xrays to prevent long term damage. ...Read more

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What can cause constant sharp pain from right hip to right large toe?

What can cause constant sharp pain from right hip to right large toe?

Nerve issue.: The only tissue that starts at your hip and goes all the way down to a tie is a nerve. Consult with a neurologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Woke up to a sharp pain in my little toe like if I have Ben cut with a razor?

Woke up to a sharp pain in my little toe like if I have Ben cut with a razor?

There are quite a: Few possibilities for your symptoms. It will be impossible to narrow it down without examining the toe. Make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got a sharp pain on my left foot toe. Happened a few times. Really hurt. What was it?  

See a podiatrist: I would suggest that a doctor of podiatric medicine would be a better choice for evaluation of your problem than an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. Podiatrists evaluate and treat all manner of foot and ankle problems that don't necessarily involve orthopedic (bone and joint) problems. These include skin and nail problems, nerve and circulatory problems as well. ...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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Morton's neuron. ..does it cause 1foot to swell and sharp pain in-between pinkie and toe next to pinkie toe?

Morton's neuron. ..does it cause 1foot to swell and sharp pain in-between pinkie and toe next to pinkie toe?

Foot pain: Morton's neuroma generally develops between the 3-4 th or 4-5th toes, on the forum if the foot. A nerve ending swells and becomes painful with pressure. Ill fitting shoes may be a cause. Treatments can include injections, topical treatments, or surgery. See an orthopedist or podiatrist who will be happy to evaluate your problem and suggest treatments options, including how to prevent this as well ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that begins on my left buttocks every time I try to reach for my toes and shoots down my thigh, what is the problem?

I have a sharp pain that begins on my left buttocks every time I try to reach for my toes and shoots down my thigh, what is the problem?

Sciatica: Sounds like sciatica. This condition is usually responsive to rest and over the counter anti-inflammatories. If fever exist however, then you need medical evaluation. Any persistent pain for more than 3 weeks also warrants evaluation. If you wear wallet in rear pocket on that side remove it. ...Read more