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What could cause the base joint of your big toe to swell?

What could cause the base joint of your big toe to swell?

Few things: Including but not limited to gout, fracture, hallux limitis or rigidis, bursitis? Visit a podiatrist for help with the condition. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have big toe pain at the second joint. Could i possibly receive a potential cause?

I have big toe pain at the second joint. Could i possibly receive a potential cause?

Joint pain: Joint pain can be caused by many things such as infections, fractures or trauma, arthritis, sprains/strains, or gout to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I am having a surging pain in the large joint at the base of my big toe. It surges every 14-18 with intense pain. This has been going on for > an hour?

I am having a surging pain in the large joint at the base of my big toe. It surges every 14-18 with intense pain. This has been going on for > an hour?

Gout: The location is notorious for gout which is a crystal-induced arthropathy. Definitely see your doctor. Let him/her know if there was any trauma or overuse such as frequent hyperextension (turf toe). ...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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What causes a ganglionic cyst at the big toe joint. Can it be from bending the toe down repeatedly?

What causes a ganglionic cyst at the big toe joint. Can it be from bending the toe down repeatedly?

Exact cause unknown.: But is thought to be due to a weakness in the capsule of the joint and due to increased pressure within the joint, a ganglion cyst develops. No, to 2nd part of your question, but I am sure it can cause it to become bigger. ...Read more

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Went over on my ankle 3 weeks ago, ankle now fine but toes are in pain and moving my big toe at the joint causes pain and discomfort. Not sure why?

See below.: You may have also bruised your bones in your foot or injured some tendons or ligaments. I would recommend seeing your general doctor or an orthopedist to be examined. You may need X-rays or an MRI to make the diagnosis, depending on what your doctor finds. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe joint randomly swell up and get sore. I went to the doctor to get tested for gout but they said I don't have it any ideas?

Why does my big toe joint randomly swell up and get sore. I went to the doctor to get tested for gout but they said I don't have it any ideas?

May still be gout: This could still be gout or another crystal induced arthritis. In order to tell you will need to see a doctor who can take fluid out of the toe when it is swollen and check it under a microscope. There are also many other types of arthritis and some non arthritis diseases which can affect someone your age and cause toe swelling. If your family doctor is unsure see a rheumatologist next. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts bad by joint and i didn't hurt it what could it be?

My big toe hurts bad by joint and i didn't hurt it what could it be?

Gouty arthritis: Most likely gout caused by uric acid build up. Produced from purines - proteins found in red meat, shellfish, wine etc. Could also be degenerative osteoarthritis but less likely at 32. Google a gout diet and follow it. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more