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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?

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Dr. Austin Yeargan III
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Austin Yeargan III
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice
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In brief: Gout

Deposition of the uric acid crystals in the joint cause swelling and pain.
See your doctor . In the mean time take aleve (naproxen) or advil.

In brief: Gout

Deposition of the uric acid crystals in the joint cause swelling and pain.
See your doctor . In the mean time take aleve (naproxen) or advil.
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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