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What causes pain in toes?

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Posted on Sat, 4 Apr 2015
Question: Itfeels like I have a sock balled up right under my toes At times there is pain in one of my toes.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to plantar fasciitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
This could most probably be plantar fasciitis.
It hurts the most with the first few steps because the plantar fascia is tight and has not stretched out yet, and throughout the day it loosens up. The best thing you can do is when you wake up in the morning, before getting out of bed and taking a step, give yourself a little foot rub.

There are many things you can try to help your feet get better:

Give your feet a rest. Cut back on activities that make your feet hurt. Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces.

Use shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole.

To reduce pain and swelling, try putting ice under your toes. Or take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen (Motrin).

Do toe stretches, calf stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially when you first get up in the morning.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (25 hours later)
I have had planter fasclitis and it is not that. I believe it has something to do with the nerves in the feet
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Less liekly to affect both teh feet.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
The nerve related pains are usually shooting pains and are less likely to be bilateral. You can consult a neurologist to find out the cause. Getting your blood glucose levels evaluated will also help.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.

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What causes pain in toes?

Brief Answer: Can be due to plantar fasciitis. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. This could most probably be plantar fasciitis. It hurts the most with the first few steps because the plantar fascia is tight and has not stretched out yet, and throughout the day it loosens up. The best thing you can do is when you wake up in the morning, before getting out of bed and taking a step, give yourself a little foot rub. There are many things you can try to help your feet get better: Give your feet a rest. Cut back on activities that make your feet hurt. Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces. Use shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. To reduce pain and swelling, try putting ice under your toes. Or take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen (Motrin). Do toe stretches, calf stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially when you first get up in the morning. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal