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Sever Big Toe Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 14, 2007
  • 11:02 PM

For the last 11 or so years...I have a sever big toe pain..It started in my 7 month of pregancey...and since then has slowely gotten worse..now it never ever goes away..its driveing me crazy..x-rays have ruled out broken or fractures...blood work all clear.. Ive tryed drfferent pain reliefs over and prescribed pain killers..nothing works to ease the pain...there is swelling and the pain mainly affects the entire big toes...and it is very painful..sometimes I wish I could just lop it off...the pain is that intense..that ive even wish i could get the nerve to try self accupunturce..dose anyone have any ideals...please help...

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  • sounds like gout.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 06:13 PM
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  • I have the same problem.You probably injuried a tendon. Why not look into surgery?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 00:42 AM
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  • I get the same thing from time to time. My doc said it is gout.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 01:01 AM
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  • Peggy I was wondering if you ever found out what was causing your big toe pain ? I have the same thing but only been going on about 3 months but it hurts horribly , its almost like a bad sprain .. When I go to bed at night if I push my foot against the covers it hurts!!!!! I have to keep it outside the sheets ... Does this sound anything like what you are experiencing ???? Lagirl_usa@yahoo.com For the last 11 or so years...I have a sever big toe pain..It started in my 7 month of pregancey...and since then has slowely gotten worse..now it never ever goes away..its driveing me crazy..x-rays have ruled out broken or fractures...blood work all clear.. Ive tryed drfferent pain reliefs over and prescribed pain killers..nothing works to ease the pain...there is swelling and the pain mainly affects the entire big toes...and it is very painful..sometimes I wish I could just lop it off...the pain is that intense..that ive even wish i could get the nerve to try self accupunturce..dose anyone have any ideals...please help...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2007
    • 07:11 PM
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  • Did anyone find a possible cure for this? My big toe knuckle cracks and hurts, and there is a burning sensation into my foot when I put force on my toe. Xrays are clean, grout ruled out. Had this for over a year now and would like some relief.... anyone?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 24, 2008
    • 05:24 PM
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  • Hey there...I also have had big toe-knuckle pain for years. I have it about 3 or 4 days a week but not every single day. My x-rays were clean, and the doctors don't believe it is gout or arthritis. My husband is a doctor and hasn't a clue.What I notice most is that I can walk just fine in heels, or I can squat with bent toes just fine, but when I take the heels off, or stand up from squatting on my toes, the pain is just horrible and can go on for days.Now, I have a friend who is a physical therapist. I showed it to her, she manipulated it a bit and said she understood it right away. She said the joint has a kind of syrup in it that keeps it lubricated, and that mine had gotten extremely thick like almost-frozen maple syrup. She bent my toe back and showed me that the knuckle above the big knuckle bends way back further than it should because it is overcompensating for the one below it which doesn't bend back enough. She showed me that the range of motion in that toe (bending it back) is far less than the good foot. She gave me exercises to do, meant to loosen that fluid in there. She has me grab the big toe knuckle with one hand to support it, give it strength and stability. Then with the other hand, slowly pull the toe straight out from its socket. She says if it hurts, I am not holding the knuckle tight or high enough to support it (it should be held up close to where it turns into toe). She says to pull it out for 10 seconds, 10 times, a couple times a day. Don't make it hurt. Also, when doing this, try to rotate it's range of motion a bit, side to side, round and round. All while gripping the knuckle firmly for support.I have to admit I only just started doing this, so I don't know if it works. Sometimes I cause myself pain, and have to stop, but I have also found occasionally that I can feel a bit of a suction-pop, like the joint pulling free from the frozen syrup and letting go a bit. So I will keep it up and see if it works.This of course might not be what you have, but if it hurts on the top only, if it hurts after coming back from bending it back, and not WHILE bending it back, then it might be the same thing: a joint that is freezing up.Hope this helps.
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