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What Causes Pain in the Big Toe?

Toes can seem insignificant compared to other body parts – until they hurt.  Then you can think of little else. Pain in the joint of your big toe can be serious and make it difficult to wear shoes, walk or exercise.

Your big toe, also called the “great toe” or “hallux,” is important. When you walk it is essential to your propulsion and helps your foot push-off from the ground. With every step it is the last of part of the foot to leave the ground, and when pain sets in, every step can be unbearable.

Why do I have pain in my big toe?

This is not always an easy answer as there is often an underlying reason for great toe pain. It is important to visit one our podiatric offices in Dallas or Plano, TX any time you have persistent pain that interferes with your activities. Foot specialists, Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt can thoroughly evaluate the reason for your pain and start a treatment plan immediately to relieve your pain.

Some of the common reasons for great toe joint pain include:

  • Gout
  • Fracture from trauma or previous injury
  • Structural deformity
  • Vascular problem
  • Limitation of motion
  • Bone tumor
  • Bunion
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Inflammation of surrounding tendons and ligaments

You should consider seeking treatment if you have pain in your big toe. Diagnosing and treating the underlying cause will reduce the chances of the pain progressing or needing surgical intervention. Make an appointment today by calling one of our convenient podiatric office locations: (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, TX or (972) 943-3323 in Plano, TX.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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