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big toe joint stiffness and pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 10, 2007
  • 04:59 PM

i have had pain when i put pressure on it and when walking for about 2 months. i have had gout in the other toe in the past. but this is simular but not as bad. when i take a inflamatory or ibiprofin it feels some what better. i been to the hospital and they did xrays and said its a sprained toe. i did what they said and been took inflamatory drugs and stopped and it starts back up. what do u think is the problem? artharitis?

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  • Can you get a stress fracture in the big toe? Anyone? It would not show up on an xray until the healing process was well under way. (about 6 weeks). Keep it immobilized by wearing a flat wooden shoe/boot for a week. Pretty, huh? You don't want to flex the toe very much. Then a good sturdy shoe with room in the toe box. Keep taking ibuprofen. Or, it might be arthritis and the best cure for that is mild exercise and to keep it moving. Just the opposite. Toe exercises (pick up pencils with your toes) and movement will keep it limber. Arthritis, to me, starts to feel better when I get moving and the joint gets warmed up. The stress fx. just seemed to get worse as the day went on. Sorry for the wishy-washy answer. Take pain or anti-inflammatory's also.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • September 14, 2007
    • 00:02 PM
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  • I have got exactly the same thing.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 19, 2008
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