Sudden onset foot 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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Jones Fracture

Jones fracture is a fracture of the 5th metatarsal bone on the outside of the foot, at the end of the bone nearest the ankle. Overuse or turning the ankle can cause the fracture. The main symptom is a pain on the outside of the foot and difficulty in putting weight on it. Medical help …

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Lisfrancs Injury

Lisfranc’s injury is a dislocation or fracture in the midfoot area. It occurs in the joint where the short metatarsal bones meet the long bones in the foot. Swelling on the top of the foot and pain when weight is placed on the foot are the main symptoms. This foot injury is very rare but …

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Peroneus brevis tendon injury

Peroneus Brevis Tendon Injury

The Peroneus Brevis tendon inserts into the 5th metatarsal bone on the outside of the foot. A strain or rupture of the tendon can occur at the point of insertion. This foot injury normally occurs after a sudden force or movement of the ankle, causing pain on the outside of the foot. Read more for …

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Gout

Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid within the body, which is a waste product of metabolism. It is more common in men aged 40-60 and symptoms normally appear suddenly. Pain, swelling, and itchiness in the big toe joint can indicate the presence of this condition. Gout Symptoms Symptoms …

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Midtarsal Joint Sprain

A midtarsal joint sprain is an injury to the ligaments holding the midtarsal joint together, causing pain in the outside middle of the foot. Different ligaments can be sprained, which affects exactly where the pain is located and how it affects foot movement. This injury is rare but can occur in gymnasts, footballers, and jumpers. …

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