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My big toe has been hurt for over 2 weeks because I jammed it, so now it's swelled, hurts when I walk, and when I bend it. What could be wrong with it?

My big toe has been hurt for over 2 weeks because I jammed it, so now it's swelled, hurts when I walk, and when I bend it. What could be wrong with it?

Injury: The symptoms you describe can be seen in a variety of musculoskeletal injuries to include strains, sprains, and fractures. A visit to the doctor for an evaluation and X-Ray would be reasonable given the duration of your symptoms. ...Read more

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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What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

Gout/Hallux Rigidis: Gouty arthropathy can cause significant pain in the absence of any trauma and occurs commonly in the 'great toe'. Arthrosis from prior injury or an inflammatory arthritic condition could also be responsible. NSAIDs are helpful and an orthotic with a morton extension carbon footplate can provide relief. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt?

Why does my big toe hurt?

Many possibilities: Would help if you stated where on the toe, could be shoes don't fit properly, ingrown toenail, arthritis of a joint, hallux limitis, gout, infection, fracture.....always helps when in the question you can give as much detail as possible for us to narrow down the possibilities.... ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt when i jog?

Why does my big toe hurt when i jog?

Joint Pain: You may have hallux limitus or rigidus which restricts the range of motion to that joint. You could have other things like capsulitis and many other possibilities . See you local podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt and is purple infection?

Ingrown : These symptoms often are caused by ingrown nail. Have podiatrist check it out. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt when putting pressure on it although it's not fractured?

Why does my big toe hurt when putting pressure on it although it's not fractured?

Hurt : First , how do you know it is not fractured ? You also don't state where on the big toe it hurts with pressure . Believe it or not there are a lot of different things going on in your big toe and location helps , as well as some background as to what has happened recently , metabolic diseases , activity , etc. ...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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What causes the big toe to swell?

Various answers: This may be caused by gout if the toe is red, hot and swollen that you can barely touch it. An ingrown toenail will have swelling and pain on the side of the nail. A broken bone or contusion will cause a deeper bone pain upon pushing to the area. For a more definitive answer, see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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