24 Apr

Do you have big toe pain?

Pain near the big toe, particularly as you walk or run, can have a number of different causes, the most likely are hallux limitus and rigidus which are essentially the jamming of the big toe against the foot that leads to inflammation, swelling, and pain. Other next most likely cause is a bunion – it forms a big bump on the inside of the foot as well as decreasing motion within the join. Other suspect cause is gout  – foot pain near the big toe if the joint is extremely red hot and swollen without any injury or obvious cause. If the area underneath the toe is sore especially after a great deal of running, suspect a sesamoid fracture or sesamoiditis.

Most common causes of big toe pain are:

English: Gout presenting in the metatarsal-pha...

English: Gout presenting in the metatarsal-phalangeal joint of the big toe. Note the slight redness of the skin overlying the joint. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  1. Hallux limitus
  2. Hallux rigidus
  3. Bunion
  4.  Gout
  5.  Pseudogout
  6.  Sesamoid fractures
  7.  Sesamoiditis
  8.  Turf toe
  9.  Dislocated Toe
  10.  Broken Toe
  11.  Swollen Toe
  12.  Hallux Varus
  13.  Flexor Hallucis Tendinitis

See link to big toe pain to learn more about possible solutions and treatments.

I hope, that you do not have this unpleasant big toe pain, but if you do look for help.


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