Big toe pain can be caused by a variety of reasons. Let’s find out which are the most important and how to remedy them to find relief.
When you suffer from pain in the big toe, it is very important to try to find the causes immediately. These, in fact, can be various and in some cases important. Let’s try to understand, therefore, what are the symptoms to which it is good to pay attention and how to behave in case of a painful big toe.
The most common underlying causes of bunion pain
Having a big toe that hurts is never pleasant. In addition to the pain, which in some cases can be really unbearable, there are in fact problems in walking that can compromise the quality of life.
When you experience constant pain it is therefore important to consult your doctor in order to understand the possible causes and find the most suitable remedy.
Among the most common reasons that can cause bunion pain are:
– The fracture of the foot or big toe
– Rheumatoid arthritis
– Inflammation of a nerve
– Hallux valgus
If for some of these it is easy to trace the problem even from often visible symptoms, for others (such as for arthritis) it is instead necessary to perform various tests after which it will be possible to have a precise diagnosis.
Diagnosis on which to base the subsequent treatments which can be physiotherapeutic or pharmacological.
How to avoid pain in the big toe: the treatments to follow
As it is easy to imagine, since this is a problem that can have very different causes, finding the right therapy for a sore big toe is not always easy. And in order not to risk making things worse, the best solution is to move in time in order to obtain a diagnosis with relative care.
While waiting, obviously it can be useful not to move the painful part too much, wear comfortable shoes and avoid spending too many hours on your feet. In some cases, even hot or cold packs (depending on the type of pain you feel) can be very useful.
When the pain becomes too strong (always in agreement with your doctor) you can instead opt for the temporary intake of painkillers that will be evaluated case by case.