Conditions that commonly cause pain in the big toe joint include bunions, arthritis and gout. All of these conditions, when painful, require anti inflammatories to calm the painful area down. In addition, these conditions seem to be worse with certain shoes and activities. If pain is due to a bunion or arthritis, icing, wearing shoes with a roomy toe box and rest from activities that aggravate the pain are a good place to start. In instances where gout is the cause of pain, typically the joint is too painful to even wear a sock or cover with sheets while sleeping. In this case, the inflammation will calm down as the gout attack comes to an end, but without treatment this can take up to a week to feel relief. If your pain fails to improve with these at-home treatments, call and make an appointment to see your podiatrist for further evaluation.
- Posted on 08/20/2019Here’s Why Your Feet Swell in Summer & What to Do About It!
- Posted on 07/18/2019What's That Bump - A Series of Videos of Bumps on the Feet
- Posted on 05/28/2019Anti-Bunion Platform Sandals
- Posted on 10/24/2019 What are Hammertoes and Do They Require Surgery?
- Posted on 01/14/2019 Why Bunion Surgery Isn’t a Permanent Solution
- Posted on 10/01/2018 Ever wonder what is that bump at the base of your baby toe? Read and find out!