• Ms. Lucy Ms. Lucy
    July 24, 2012
    Pain in the second toe?
    Ms. Lucy Ms. Lucy
    July 24, 2012

    This morning I woke up to pain in my second toe. It feels like a needle is stuck in my second toe. What could be causing this? 

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    July 31, 2012
    Cort
    Health Guide
    July 31, 2012

    Several things could be causing this. Morton's neuroma is a condition that often causing painful burning sensations in the toes. Gout can cause the kind of needle-like pain you describe; it usually shows up first in the big toes but can effect the other toes as well. Sometimes the pain is 'idiopathic'; that is, they don't know its cause and sometimes it just goes away.  

    With toe and foot pain, always take a look at your footware as tight fitting shoes with poor support cause a great deal of our foot pain. Health Central has an excellent Foot Pain section; check it out here. Good luck! 

    Here are some tips on easing pain that you might find useful too:

    What Your Feet Say About Your Health

    Exercising with Yoga To Stay Centered

    Using Tylenol Responsibly

     

     

     


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