Big toe pain

Turf toe

Turf Toe

Turf toe is a sprain of the joint at the base of the big toe, caused by a very vigorous upward bending of the big toe. Symptoms include sudden onset pain in the joint, with swelling and tenderness under the joint. Immediate first aid is to apply the PRICE principles of protection, rest, ice, compression, …

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Bunion

A bunion (also known as hallux valgus) is a painful swelling on the inside of the big toe which develops gradually over time. Often the big toe will look as if it is bent in towards the other toes or even can lie across them. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment Bunion taping …

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Dislocated Toe & Broken Toe

Dislocated or fractured toes usually occur from direct trauma to the toe causing a severe sprain to the toe ligament with phalanges bones in the toe being displaced or fractured. There will be severe pain on impact and when trying to bend the toe. Seeing a doctor is recommended to ensure the bone is put …

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Broken toe

Broken Toe

Broken toes can be painful and usually occur as a result of severe impact or trauma to one of the phalanges bones which make up the toes. However, it is possible that a stress fracture can occur gradually over time. The big toe and the little toe are the most commonly fractured as they are …

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Hallux Rigidus

Hallux Rigidus is a common cause of big toe pain. Symptoms include a stiff big toe with swelling and inflammation in the joint, and pain, particularly when walking. This toe injury can be caused by a direct impact or from overuse. Repetitive stress on the toe, such as when the foot overpronates or when the …

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Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenail or onychocryptis is a common and frustrating cause of toe pain. It is often caused by improper footwear that doesn’t allow the nail to grow properly, or due to poor nail cutting. Pain and redness around the side of the toenail are the main symptoms, and infection may occur. Read more on the …

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