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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.

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I had a problem with my ankle and called the office to see about getting an appointment sometime this week. I was thoroughly pleased when they were able to work me into their busy schedule on the same day !!! Thank you to the staff and Dr. Northcutt.*

Alonzo S.

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 foot care.*

Joseph B.

I was fortunate to happen upon Dallas Podiatry Works, where I got Dr. Northcutt to help me. Can’t say enough good about him: he was nice, kind, and a good listener. That last is a particularly important trait. My foot got better under his care, and I felt respected as a patient and a person. The clinic staff is helpful and clear as well. I highly recommend Dallas Podiatry Works.*

Cara D.

Dr. Northcutt is absolutely a true Godsend for me. On top of that, he is a true professional and has great patient skills. Never condescending or impersonal. He sincerely spend time with you and explains why you may have the symptoms and how to take care of them. Gosh, he even shakes hands with the patient, introduces himself and even says goodbye. Usually, not the norm!!!*

Patrick G.

Thank you for your quick response to my problem. I fully expected to come in and get the run around and be scheduled for another appointment to come back for the ingrown toe nail to be fixed. I was quit surprised when a single visit and you had me out the door with no more pain. Again, thanks so much.*

David J.

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