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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Why do I have pain in my toe joint for no reason and no trauma?

Why do I have pain in my toe joint for no reason and no trauma?

Depends: It depends on which toes. You could be developing a neuroma of the nerve or even the possibility of gout. Need to be examined to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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I have bad pain in my toe joints on my left foot, no trauma brought this on, there is no swelling or redness. My ankle was the same the other week?

I have bad pain in my toe joints on my left foot, no trauma brought this on, there is no swelling or redness. My ankle was the same the other week?

Gout?: With no trauma and pain in joints particularly known for its' love of the big toe (halux), it could be uric acid crystals settling into joint. Age and diet related, so just a wild guess. Go to an md, there at least 2 medications that work for this ailment. Good luck! rule out rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankur Dharia
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Active, 125lb, 32 year old female. Pain in the joint of the big toe, and top of the right foot. No specific injury or trauma.?

Active, 125lb, 32 year old female.  Pain in the joint of the big toe, and top of the right foot. No specific injury or trauma.?

Arthritic Changes?: You may have arthritic changes leading to hallux limitus. See your foot specialist for further investigation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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I do not remember any trauma or any reason why I have severe shoulder joint pain only in my right arm, my shoulder aches even in a resting position! ?

I do not remember any trauma or any reason why I have severe shoulder joint pain only in my right arm, my shoulder aches even in a resting position! 
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Bursitis first choic: There can be many reasons for a painful shoulder and trauma is only one. It can occur spontaneously, be related to daily duties and activity, be due to bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, torn structues, swelling, etc your evalaution will help clarify this. ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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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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Dr. Payam Rafat
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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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Dr. Eric Tepper
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Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Possible mass: It is possible that you have a soft tissue mass over your big toe joint. If there is a history of trauma to the area, it could be a ganlionic cyst. An x-ray is needed to rule out any changes in the joint that could contribute to this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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What causes toe pain in nail and below the nail and in the joint below the toe nail?

What causes toe pain in nail and below the nail and in the joint below the toe nail?

Infection/.hematoma: May be infection or hematoma under nail plate extending further back under skin. A traumatic event can cause these symptoms; this can be from excessive shoe pressure or other form of repetative stress on area. ...Read more

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Dr. Jamil Hussain
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The second joint on my second toe hurts so bad when it's touched.It doesnt look red or swollen but cant bend all the way.Run regularly but no trauma.

The second joint on my second toe hurts so bad when it's touched.It doesnt look red or swollen but cant bend all the way.Run regularly but no trauma.

Painful toe: joggers sometimes get 'stress' fractures (though they are relatively longer bones of the foot). Get an X-ray. Other possibility includes tendinitis. If X-ray shows no fracture, try anti inflammatory medicine (600-800 mg Ibuprofen 3 times a ay with food) for a few days. If response is not satisfactory , see your physician. ...Read more

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