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7 Reasons Your Big Toe May Hurt
Big toe pain can be disruptive and prevent you from enjoying life to its fullest. There are several reasons why your big toe may be hurting, and I encourage you to figure out the root cause of your pain and address it. If your pain in your big toe persists, be sure to seek help from a medical professional.
Having Ill-Fitting Footwear
I just view one of our competition dealing with the Athletic world. Great looking styles but only a Medium and Wide width offer in these styles and that are for Men and Women. One of the major problems with big toe irritation is squeezing the toes through a narrow or not having a tall enough toe box. Anytime you see just two widths that mean the style is lacking (in most cases) the depth that is needed to create that wiggle room in your toe box area.
The ball width and toe depth are the most important elements to not create ill-fitting footwear. Most conventional comfort shoes and athletic footwear is under this concept of ill-fitting footwear. Not with our Therapeutic/Orthopedic footwear and beside the added wiggle room we offer that strongest mid and heel support in the world. Then we offer widths for Slender, Narrow for Women, Narrow for Men, Medium, Wide, Extra Wide, for Men, Extra Wide width for ladies, Super Extra Wide Widths for Men and Women styles that are DESIGNER styling.
Let us discuss the differences of this conventional footwear that is comfort and athletic that makes up 85 percent of the footwear out there on the internet:
Now, some other reasons for BIG TOE irritation:
Bunions are a common problem, typically experienced by women. The deformity can develop from an abnormality in foot function, or arthritis, but is more commonly caused by wearing improper fitting footwear. Tight, narrow dress shoes with a constrictive toe box (toe area) can cause the foot to begin to take the shape of the shoe, leading to the formation of a bunion. Women who have bunions normally wear dress shoes that are too small for their feet. Their toes are squeezed together in their shoes causing the first metatarsal bone to protrude on the side of the foot. In this instance, beauty really is a pain!
It is important for men and women to realize that wearing dress shoes and boots, which are tapered in the toe area, can cause the bunion to worsen to the point where surgery is necessary.
To prevent the development of bunions, it is critical to ensure that your feet are measured regularly and that you have properly fitted footwear. Avoid footwear with narrow, pointy toes. Opt for options that have high, wide toe boxes that can properly accommodate your foot.
Gout is a type of arthritis that causes intense pain, swelling, and stiffness in a joint; classically, it affects the joints in the big toe. Gout attacks can come on quickly and keep returning over time, slowly harming tissues in the region of the inflammation.
Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men, and although it is more likely to affect men, women become more susceptible to it after menopause.
The condition is characterized by sudden and severe pains, redness, and tenderness in the joints, most classically in the base of the big toe. When affecting the big toe, gout is sometimes called podagra.
These symptoms occur when uric acid, a normal product metabolism, is deposited in the form of needle-like crystals in tissues and fluids within the body.
The body views these crystals as foreign, and white cells infiltrate the joint, causing inflammation. Chalky deposits of uric acid known as tophi can also form as lumps under the skin surrounding the joints.
Gout is caused initially by an excess of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). Uric acid is produced in the body during the breakdown of purines – chemical compounds that are found in high amounts in certain foods such as meat, poultry, and seafood.
Normally, uric acid is dissolved in the blood and is excreted from the body in urine via the kidneys. If too much uric acid is produced, or not enough is excreted, it can build up and form needle-like crystals that trigger inflammation and pain in the joints and surrounding tissue.
If you suspect you may have gout, diet and lifestyle changes are necessary to avoid flare-ups.
Arthritis is a disease characterized by the inflammation of the cartilage and lining of the body’s joints. Inflammation causes redness, warmth, pain, and swelling. There are about 40 million Americans who suffer from arthritis. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases estimates that by the year 2020, about 60 million Americans will have arthritis. The primary targets for arthritis are people over the age of 50. Arthritis is a major cause of foot pain because each foot has 33 joints that can become affected by the disease.
There are many different types of arthritis. The most common type is called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis causes excessive strain and the wearing away of cartilage in the joints of the foot. Movement becomes very difficult and painful. The pain and swelling worsen while standing or walking, and stiffness usually occurs after periods of rest.
Another type of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis. It can develop at any age and there is no known cause for this condition. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most crippling form of the disease that can affect people of all ages. It can cause severe deformities of the joints with associated fatigue of the entire body. People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis often develop severe forefoot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, claw toes, and others.
There are many causes of arthritis. Heredity plays a major role. However, arthritic symptoms can develop due to many other factors. Some of these include bacterial and viral infections, prescription and illegal drugs, traumatic injuries, and bowel disorders such as ileitis and colitis.
A sesamoid is a bone embedded in a tendon. The sesamoids are two pea-shaped bones located in the ball of the foot, beneath the big toe joint.
Acting as a pulley for tendons, the sesamoids help the big toe move normally and provide leverage when the big toe pushes off during walking and running. The sesamoids also serve as a weight-bearing surface for the first metatarsal bone (the long bone connected to the big toe), absorbing the weight placed on the ball of the foot when walking, running and jumping.
Sesamoid injuries are often associated with activities requiring increased pressure on the ball of the foot, such as running, basketball, football, golf, tennis, and ballet. In addition, people with high arches are at risk of developing sesamoid problems. Frequent wearing of high-heeled shoes can also be a contributing factor.
In diagnosing a sesamoid injury, the foot your doctor will examine your foot, focusing on the big toe joint, and might take an x-ray to confirm the diagnosis.
Turf toe is a sprain to the ligaments around the big toe joint, which works primarily as a hinge to permit up and down motion.
Just behind the big toe joint in the ball of your foot are two pea-shaped bones embedded in the tendon that moves your big toe called sesamoids. These bones work like a pulley for the tendon and provide leverage when you walk or run. They also absorb the weight that presses on the ball of the foot.
When you are walking or running, you start each subsequent step by raising your heel and letting your body weight come forward onto the ball of your foot. At a certain point, you propel yourself forward by “pushing off” of your big toe and allowing your weight to shift to the other foot. If the toe for some reason stays flat on the ground and doesn’t lift to push off, you run the risk of suddenly injuring the area around the joint. Or if you are tackled or fall forward and the toe stays flat, the effect is the same as if you were sitting and bending your big toe back by hand beyond its normal limit, causing hyperextension of the toe. That hyperextension, repeated over time or with enough sudden force, can — cause a sprain in the ligaments that surround the joint.
The most common symptoms of turf toe include pain, swelling, and limited joint movement at the base of one big toe. The symptoms develop slowly and gradually get worse over time if it’s caused by repetitive injury. If it’s caused by a sudden forceful motion, the injury can be painful immediately and worsen within 24 hours. Sometimes when the injury occurs, a “pop” can be felt. Usually, the entire joint is involved, and toe movement is limited.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of any of these conditions, please get an evaluation and a treatment plan from a medical professional.
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