What does it mean if your big toe hurts?

Big toe pain is often the result of injury or minor underlying medical conditions. Arthritis, fractures, and gout may all cause big toe pain. Most cases of big toe pain are easily treatable with over-the-counter (OTC) remedies. However, some causes, such as sesamoiditis, may require more in-depth clinical treatment.

What are the symptoms of turf toe?

What are the symptoms of turf toe?

  • Pain in the front of your foot, especially tenderness to the touch.
  • Swelling in the front of your foot.
  • Bruising in the front of your foot.
  • Inability to bend your big toe down.
  • A loose toe joint that dislocates.
  • Inability to put weight on your toe.

How do you release pressure from your big toe?

Treatment may involve splinting or buddy taping the affected toe. Rest as much as possible and avoid putting pressure on your foot. Wear shoes with padding or a stiff sole for protection and support. Apply a cold compress a few times per day and take NSAIDs to relieve pain and inflammation.

Should I go to the doctor if my big toe hurts?

Even though you can often treat it yourself, a broken toe can sometimes lead to more serious problems, like infection, arthritis, or long-term foot pain. Call your doctor if you have one these more serious breaks, which do need treatment: Big toe injury.

How do you test for turf toe?

To diagnose turf toe, your doctor will do an exam to find out the extent of the injury. He or she will look for symptoms and test your range of motion. Your injury could be a slight stretching, hyperextension, or tear of the tendon. You may need an x-ray or MRI if your injury looks to be more severe.

Is there a special test for turf toe?

Will an xray show turf toe?

A clinical evaluation—medical history and physical examination—can detect turf toe. Imaging may also be used to verify the diagnosis, note additional injuries, and gauge the intensity of the MTP sprain. X-rays are routinely used by many doctors to check for bone fractures.

What are the symptoms of pain in the big toe?

The most common symptom is pain while walking or doing any physical activity that puts pressure on the foot and toe. Other symptoms may include: swelling near the joint of the big toe a painful bump on top of the joint

Can a broken toe cause swelling and pain?

A sprained or broken toe are common causes of toe injuries. Injury to a ligament results in a sprain, whereas a broken toe affects the actual bone. If you sprain your toe, you may experience pain around your entire toe. This may be accompanied by bruising, swelling, and tenderness. You may have difficulty moving your toe.

What to do for pain in big toe from running?

Stiff-soled shoes are also recommended. Other options for nonsurgical treatment include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, orthotic inserts and coricosteroid injections for pain and swelling. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to alleviate pain.

Why does my toenail hurt when I put pressure on it?

This causes pain, swelling, and tenderness, especially when you put pressure on the toe. Ingrown toenails have many causes, including foot hygiene issues, injuries, and pressure from shoes. Activities that cause you to put pressure on your feet for extended periods, such as ballet, soccer, and football, can make ingrown toenails more likely.