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Tomohiro Hamahata

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Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

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  • I can't bend my toes because of right pain

  • I can't bend my toes because of left pain

  • I feel pain in the joints of my toes

  • I feel pain in my right toe joint

  • I have a pain in my left big toe

  • I feel pain in my left toe joint

  • My little toes on both feet hurt

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

It describes any painful sensation over the toe, which may be pressing,sharp, burning or dull.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Back pain

  • Low back pain

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Numbness of lower limbs

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Abnormal sensation (tingling, prickling)

Possible Causes

  • Hallux valgus

    Hallux valgus or a bunion is bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe when the big toe pushes against the next toe. Tight shoes, foot stress and arthritis are common causes. It can lead to deformity.

  • Ingrown toenail

    A condition where the corner of a toenail curves and grows into the skin, causing pain and swelling. Risk factors include obesity, small-sized shoes and cutting the nails wrongly.

  • Diabetic neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occurs in those with long-term diabetes. High blood sugar can damage nerves throughout the body, most commonly in the legs and feet.

  • Gout / pseudogout
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Chronic pain

  • Hyperuricemia

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Diabetic Gangrene
  • Psoriasis (except for pustular psoriasis)

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have pain in the toe(s)?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

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