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Pain in left toe due to improper footwear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi, evertime I apply pressure to my large toe I feel an acute sense of pain. I have had this problem for three or four months now, somedays it is more painful than others. (I can walk and run perfectly fine, without any pain, but if I lean my entire body weight on my left toe I feel this acute pain) It is not agonising, but still slightly painful. I am 24 years of age, I do not drink or smoke, I eat healthly, take regular exercise, I am not overweight and do not have any other health problems. What do you sugest it could be? Thanks, AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Let me read
Doctor :   Are you a player
Doctor :   or a sports person?
User :   I lift weights, but I have been doing for 4 years
Doctor :   Do you remember any injury previously to the great toe?
User :   No, just one day I woke up and felt this pain, but don't remember injuring it
Doctor :   Do you feel the pain when you press with your fingers
User :   yes I do, if I bend it with my fingers
Doctor :   Do you wear proper foot wear to the leg, Is it that your great toe is compressed with a wrong foot wear?
Doctor :   Did you try to change your foot wear?
User :   yes it is my big toe I wear different shoes
Doctor :   What is the severity of the pain on a scale of 1 to 10
Doctor :   1 being the least
User :   it's bearable, somedays worse than others but I would say 5-6
Doctor :   What is yoru age?
User :   24
Doctor :   With no obvious injury, the first common cause that I could think of at this age is improper foot wear and improper foot care
User :   so it's unlikely to be gout or diabetes?
Doctor :   Very unlikely
Doctor :   as Gout has the severity of more than 7
Doctor :   and Diabetes is less likely at this age
Doctor :   and very uncommon to be presented as great toe pain
Doctor :   I suggest you to choose the best and most comfortable foot wear for 15 days
Doctor :   and notice the severity
Doctor :   if it is trying to reduce
Doctor :   Wash your foot with warm water every time you remove your foot wear
Doctor :   Hello did you follow?
User :   Ok I will try this, thanks. Just one more thing, I tend to wear MBT shoes, have you ever heard of them, I've been wearing them for a year WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   lemme check
Doctor :   Ok that is good
User :   good to wear them?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting us.
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