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I get random big toe pain. What should I do?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depnds on the cause

Your pain could be as a result of many different things.
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).

In brief: Depnds on the cause

Your pain could be as a result of many different things.
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a doctor

I would keep a diary of when the pain occurs and what shoes you are wering and what activity you are doing and then see a doctor.

In brief: See a doctor

I would keep a diary of when the pain occurs and what shoes you are wering and what activity you are doing and then see a doctor.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry

In brief: Seek help

Random big toe pain if severe can mean you are having a gout attack.
Usually comes on overnight. See your internist or foot specialist.

In brief: Seek help

Random big toe pain if severe can mean you are having a gout attack.
Usually comes on overnight. See your internist or foot specialist.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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