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Why Does My Big Toe Continue To Swell And Hurt
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a year ago I hurt my big toe and it swelled and bruised badly since then I have little movement of it and it's still painful?
U need to be-: -B evaled by an orthopedic surgeon. U could very well have sustained a fracture & now have an arthritic toe. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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