Nothing can disrupt your life like having pain in your big toe. There are a few reasons why you may be experiencing this. Fortunately for most pain in big toe, treatment can be done at home. Since knowing why your toe hurts if half the solution, here’s(below the videos about big toe pain relief) a brief overview of the most common reasons for big toe pain.
Pain in big toe treatment starts with narrowing down the cause of your discomfort. Often if it’s just a case of sore, tired feet, a soak in warm water with Epsom salts will do wonders. If symptoms don’t subside, always follow up with an appointment with a medical professional to rule out your sore toe as a symptom of a larger condition.
Big Toe Joint Pain Relief – Step 1
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Arthritis Of The Big Toe Joint
Stubbed Big Toe
If you ever got up in the middle of the night and somehow forgot that nightstand was still by the doorway and hit it with your big toe, you know the pain of a stubbed toe. The initial pain should subside within 6-12 hours, however if the toe continues to hurt or the toe is numb, get professional medical attention as there bone could be broken and should be have an x-ray done.
This condition will call attention to itself by enlarging the base of the big toe. There will usually be pain associated with walking emanating from the bottom of the big toe. This is because a fluid-filled sac called the bursa is inflamed. The best treatment for bunions is to add foot supports and wider shoes to your wardrobe. In some cases of bunions, surgery may be necessary.
If you have pain, redness, swelling, and warmth around your big toe, you may have gout. Gout is a common condition that women are more likely to suffer from than men. It is caused by a build of uric acid in the blood and is also a form of arthritis. A gout attack can last anywhere from 5 to 10 days. There are medications as well as dietary programs that can alleviate gout attacks.