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Why do the sides of my big toes hurt when i run?

Why do the sides of my big toes hurt when i run?

Side of big toe hurt: The side of the big toe (hallux) hurts when one runs when the toe grips the ground during the running cycle. The hallux does this before propulsion (next phase of the gait cycle). As it grips the ground, the medial side of the toe usually abuts the ground, sustaining friction. As this occurs repeatedly, the medial side of the toe would hurt and/or develop a callus (aka pinch callus) or blister. ...Read more

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Been having toe pain. I dance and run and have had bunions forever. It's become inflamed, red, and bruised slightly below the joint. Pressure hurts. ?

Been having toe pain. I dance and run and have had bunions forever. It's become inflamed, red, and bruised slightly below the joint. Pressure hurts.  ?

Bunions can...: Become painful, inflamed( tender to touch)and worse w/ activity. Bunion 'pads' may be helpful temporarily.Consult w/ your parent(s) and see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and all of my toes hurt when i bend them down. Its getting better, but 12hrs later they're still stiff. Whats causing this?

I woke up this morning and all of my toes hurt when i bend them down. Its getting better, but 12hrs later they're still stiff. Whats causing this?

Several things!: Could be activity related-what did you the day or two before. Are shoes supportive and good fit. If the pain does last for more than a few days, it may represent arthritis. Many types affect the toes and mtps. See your doctor if it lasts. Temporary benefits may be had from aleve or motrin. ...Read more

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My toes hurt sometimes. When i take an ivprofen the pain goes away. Any suggestions?

My toes hurt sometimes.  When i take an ivprofen the pain goes  away.  Any suggestions?

The good news is: You figured out to get rid of the pain. So, something is wrong. Which toe? Did you injure it? Is it swollen or red? When does it hurt? Does it hurt both in and out of shoes? The suggestion would be to see a podiatrist and let them take x-rays for starters. ...Read more

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I have severe toe pain not my big toe it hurts when sitting and if you touch it or rub it wrong it's been going on for awhile?

I have severe toe pain not my big toe it hurts when sitting and if you touch it or rub it wrong it's been going on for awhile?

Many things: Unfortunately, without a better description this could be many things. But classically things doctors think of that cause toe pain, are fractures(if you traumatized it) or gout/pseudogout(crystal problems that affect joints), even infections or non-infectious inflammation(like synovitis). You will get better answers if you are able to provide a bit more info. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why is it that my toes hurt when i walk?

What part : Of the toe? Which toe? Could be a fracture, i'll fitting shoe, hammertoe, bursitis, exostosis, painful corn, ingrown toenail, infection.......More info would be helpful...... ...Read more

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My two toes hurt when i walk. I tried massaging them to make the pain go away. It's almost like there locked. What else can I do?

Hammer toes: You may have hammer toes. Email jules treatment would include soaking massaging and stretching the toes and perhaps wearing pads at to prevent red bean on shoes. If these are not successfully changing changing shoes can help. If none of these surgical correction straightening of the toes may be necessary. ...Read more

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Toes hurt when trying to sleep, what could problem be?

Toes hurt when trying to sleep, what could problem be?

Neuropathy: Possibly from lower back issue.... Or neuropathy from systemic disease....Or from nerve entrapment... ...Read more

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