Foot Pain Behind Big Toe is usually caused by Bunions, Gout, Hallux limitus and rigidus as well as many more. Learn what to do below!
Most Likely Causes:
Foot pain behind the big toe depends on an a couple important variables, is the big toe straight or angled toward the second toe? Is the pain extreme and hot or gradually onsetting and underneath the base of the big toe.
If the toe is curved in and the pain is gradual, then you most likely have a bunion. As the toe bends in the big toe jams against the foot bones improperly and this leads to a great deal of inflammation and foot jamming. If the pain is extreme and onsets one morning without any prior injury, then you most likely have gout.
If the big toe is straight and you usually spend a good deal of time on your feet, then you most likely have hallux limitus or hallux rigidus. This is the when the big toe jams back against the rest of the foot in a straight fashion and causes osteoarthritis.
If the pain is at the base of the big toe joint and you spend alot of time on your feet, then you most likely have sesamoiditis. Sesamoiditis usually results in tibial sesamoid pain and can be treated through our treatment guide very precisely.
There are also a number of generic bumps and sprains that can result in soft tissue problem. Click on the links above to follow through in treating these aches and pain.