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Left big toe has pain and swollen due to walking a lot why? Fractured foot when i was younger not toe it keeps hurting just recently and now swollen

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Need to see the toe

Unclear from the posting if it is the mp joint or not.
If it is you may have a hallux limitis. If it is indeed the toe and not the mpj, i'd consider a fracture. If by the nail consider an infection.

In brief: Need to see the toe

Unclear from the posting if it is the mp joint or not.
If it is you may have a hallux limitis. If it is indeed the toe and not the mpj, i'd consider a fracture. If by the nail consider an infection.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: See below

There are several possibilities for this problem including tendinitis bursitis sesamoiditis arthritis.
Do you often wear high-heeled shoes, narrowed toebox shoes and improper shoewear are some additional causes . Trying some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication as recommended on the bottle with food, unless medically contraindicated and some activity modification for a week or two maybe helpful . If this does not resolve your problems i would seek out an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist for further recommendations.

In brief: See below

There are several possibilities for this problem including tendinitis bursitis sesamoiditis arthritis.
Do you often wear high-heeled shoes, narrowed toebox shoes and improper shoewear are some additional causes . Trying some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication as recommended on the bottle with food, unless medically contraindicated and some activity modification for a week or two maybe helpful . If this does not resolve your problems i would seek out an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist for further recommendations.
Dr. Peter Tomasello
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