Toe Pain (Read 70 times)


    Toe pain underneath the ball of my foot, on the outside, inside and bottom of my big toe.


    Very depressing. I've barely run since October due to plantar fasciitis and a back injury.


    Any ideas if the toe pain could be related to the pf?



    Age 52

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    Cheap and Evil Girl

      Do you feel like your big toe's range of motion is somewhat limited?  It sounds like it could be turf toe, or hallux limitus.  I've had that in one foot for a couple years now.



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        Seasamoid fracture/stress fracture or sesamoiditis???  inflammation is common at sesamoids and in the soft tissue in that area. More than likely a bone scan will only show a stress fracture but I have seen fractures on x-rays but not as common. If fractured, tricky to heal.

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          It sounds like a toe sprain (turf toe) to me. Rest until there's no more pain (a few weeks) and/or tape your toes or use shoe cookies when you run.

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