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What does pain in the middle toe on the left foot indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Hi I have had pain in my middle toe of the left foot for over a year. If I touch or press on it, It doesn't hurt. Only when I wear certain shoes, I can't walk for long. If I wear flip flops or try to cushion the toe and certain shoes I wear helps
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Brief Answer:
Can be tendonitis or infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain in only one toe can be due to tendonitis or arthritis in the joint due to an old injury or stress. A direct examination and X-ray is needed to find the exact cause. Rest to the finger by strapping it with the next finger and using soft sole shoes or sandals can help in providing relief to the area. An infection also needs to be ruled out and proper prescription medicines will help in early recovery.
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.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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