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Can acute big toe pain be due to a fracture?

I have been experiencing severe big toe pain on right foot only. The pain is not constant but does get worse when I overuse it. The pain also increases if I bend it upward or downward. The pain usually subsides with rest but has not, and continued to hurt even with a good night s rest. with the pain not being constant, can it still be a fracture.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
I do not think it is a fracture if there is no history of trauma, Most probably it is GOUT. This is collection of uric acid in the blood which get taken by cells aroungd joint and cause such symptoms. I would recommend you to get serum uric acid examination. Brufen tablet will take care of the pain, also get a x ray to see if there is any abnormality of the bone,
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