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I wore heels for 3 hrs being on my feet. the next day my big toe hurt badly. I don't usually wear heels. What could be wrong and should I stop yoga?

I wore heels for 3 hrs being on my feet. the next day my big toe hurt badly. I don't usually wear heels. What could be wrong and should I stop yoga?

Heels are normally: very hard on all parts of the body from the toes up to the hips. Limit exposure to wearing heels unless there is a compelling reason not to. I'm surprised only your big toe is aching. Heels put pressure on muscles in ways not designed, and mess with blood circulation to boot. BTW, what does this have to do with yoga? Continue with that... ...Read more

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The past 3 years the ball of my left foot and my big toe hurt (can't bend it to wear closed shoes)?

The past 3 years the ball of my left foot and my big toe hurt (can't bend it to wear closed shoes)?

Hallux rigidus: Very possibly, you have what is termed "hallux rigidus" or a rigidly fixed great toe joint. This is an "wear and tear" type of arthritic condition localized to this specific joint. The inability to bend the great toe will limit your ability to propulse, or push-off, during each step, causing you to often transfer your weight to another part of the foot, in your case, maybe the ball of the foot. ...Read more

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Many years ago someone jumped on my big toe accidentally wear high heels. Ever since i haven't been able to bend my toe upwards. ?

Many years ago someone jumped on my big toe accidentally wear high heels. Ever since i haven't been able to bend my toe upwards. ?

It was likely : Damaged. See a foot doc let him take xrays and he can give you an assessment after examining the range of motion of the joint. ...Read more

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Big toe hurts after wearing heels, is it broken?

Big toe hurts after wearing heels, is it broken?

Doubtful if there: Wasn't an acute injury. Have you considered seeing a pedorthist to help you find shoes that are better for the health of your feet ; toes? ...Read more

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After a big toe fusion can I run or wear heels ever again?

After a big toe fusion can I run or wear heels ever again?

Maybe: It depends on whether you are talking about fusing the toe (interphalangeal) joint or the joint where the toe meets the metatarsal bone (metatarsophalangeal). The former shouldn't affect activity or shoe wear. If the later joint is fused, you'll be able to run but wearing heels will depend on what angle the toe is fused. A higher angle will allow heels but the toe will stick up in the air in flats. ...Read more

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I have this really bad pain in my big toe whenever i wear heels. Why is that? Can it be fixed?

I have this really bad pain in my big toe whenever i wear heels. Why is that? Can it be fixed?

Sure: First, see if your big toe can bend upward 45 degrees or more. If not, you have limitation of that joint and heels are jamming the joint. The simplest solution would be to wear a lower heel. If you must wear heels, see a podiatrist. You may need minor surgery on the joint to restore motion. ...Read more

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When I bend my big toe the inside of my heel hurts. Why?

When I bend my big toe the inside of my heel hurts. Why?

Tight: Plantar fascia is a possibility. Try rolling a golf or tennis ball unde the inner arch region. Try wearing an orthotic when walking. ...Read more

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Bunion surgery. I've been told to heel walk but it hurts the top of my big toe when I do. Why?

Strain: You are exerting too much pressure on the tendon on top of your toe. You can try and use crutches to assist you in getting around for brief periods of time. Speak with your surgeon regarding your discomfort . ...Read more

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