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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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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 pain in my big toe? What should I do?

What could cause pain in my big toe? What should I do?

Depend where on the : Toe, can be shoes too small, can be ingrown toenail, subungual exostosis, hallux limitus, osteoarthritis of the ip joint, gout, fracture etc etc, best to be evaluated by a foot doc. ...Read more

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What would cause swellin and pain in my big toe?

What would cause swellin and pain in my big toe?

Few things: Gout, arthritis, or some sort of trauma can all cause it. See your physician so they can do an appropriate exam. ...Read more

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Portion of my left big toe has lost feeling (1 week now). No injury to the area or apparent cause. What could be causing this?

Portion of my left big toe has lost feeling (1 week now). No injury to the area or apparent cause.  What could be causing this?

Pinched nerve: Numbness usually indicates a pinched nerve. In this case, great toe numbness could potentially indicate a pinched L4 nerve in your low back. The good news is that most pinched nerves will get better with time, so it would be reasonable to just watch it for a couple weeks. Do see a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have a strange inflammation under big toe, what could be the cause?

Male or female?: Depending on your gender it could be gout (more likely if male). Could be foreign body, contusion, vascular insufficiency (lack of good blood flow), stress fracture, etc. ...Read more

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If I inured my second toe could that cause a vertical black line in the big toe next to it?

Highly unlikely.: That would be highly unlikely unless it absolutely appeared right after the injury. It's more likely due to other causes and should be investigated. ...Read more

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For the past few days, my left big toe has been tingling on and off. What could cause this?

For the past few days, my left big toe has been tingling on and off. What could cause this?

Altered State.: The cause of the tingling is always the same. The electrical impulse moving along the nerve is being scrambled or disrupted. These altered or incomplete impulses are being felt as tingling. The most common cause of the tingling in the big toe, especially the medial side, is a developing bunion. Shoe pressure on the enlarging bone presses on the nerve and the altered impulse feels like tingling. ...Read more

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