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Why does big toe hurt to walk on but does not hurt to touch?
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Hallux Limitus
It sounds like you might be suffering from a condiiton called functional hallux limitus.
Functional hallux limitus is characterized by a lack of motion of the first metatarsophalangeal (mtp) joint during gait only. The first MTP joint will demonstrate normal motion during an open kinetic chain examination. If you are experiencing pain see a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. www.eastpennfoot.com.

In brief: Hallux Limitus
It sounds like you might be suffering from a condiiton called functional hallux limitus.
Functional hallux limitus is characterized by a lack of motion of the first metatarsophalangeal (mtp) joint during gait only. The first MTP joint will demonstrate normal motion during an open kinetic chain examination. If you are experiencing pain see a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. www.eastpennfoot.com.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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In brief: Several reasons
It may be that when you walk you are putting the toe in a different position or putting more pressure on it than when you just touch it.

In brief: Several reasons
It may be that when you walk you are putting the toe in a different position or putting more pressure on it than when you just touch it.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. David Laha
Some people have a functional hallux limitus. This leads to jamming of the big toe joint when ambulating, but they may have a normal movement of the joint with no weight on the foot. Usually a thicker soled, stiffer shoe with good support is helpful. For women, many find that clogs (inflexible) sole are helpful
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