Osteoarthritis of big toe joint

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Avatar f tn I was concerned this might mean kidney problems since I don't fit the profile so I went into the ER today and they suck me all full of needles and took xrays. X rays showed a small amount of build up around the joint (...pseudogout maybe?) but nothing conclusive. Blood test showed that my kidneys were basically functioning correctly and my uric acid levels were low (although I realize this is not necessarily the best indicator). My white cell count was fine to indicate no infection.
Avatar f tn A weekly psysio session as helped with the movement and relief of the stiffness of the toe. I have 55 degree bending of the toe joint. So overall I am very impresed with the operation and results. Before the operation i had almost no movement due to the cartilage worn away and arthritis, the pain was so bad i wished they would have cut off the toe. But now I am very pleased with the results.
1678656 tn?1369237418 When I finally caught my breath and got out of the water, my toe was in an incredible amount of pain. Okay, I hurt my toe, pain, yadda yadda. Well, that was a year ago and it still hurts! Nothing's broken. So, about two months ago, I was helping shovel dirt and I put my left foot on the shovel, lightly pressed down, and immense pain in my left toe! Just like when I hit the water with my right, except this time I barely moved my toe. Hurts to walk, bend, and frankly, being touched!
476246 tn?1418874514 Boy you sure get the posts. I had it explained to me this way. If it attacks one joint on the extemities especially the big toe or a fiinger joint it's called pseudo-gout and will bounce from joint to joint, maybe hitting three joints at once. It is directly connected to hep C. or cirhosis. If it flairs and you have your joint scoped, like I did and, they find no crystals it is not RA. You should know by now that joint pain is part of the deal. I have my own theory though.
Avatar f tn This forum has been very helpful. Thank you to everyone and there responses. I have just had my first OB on my face. A nice big lesion right under my nose. Hard to "hide" that. Although, I'm kind of glad. It is my teacher right now on a lot of levels. Anyway, the joint pain associated is what brought me here. Glad to know it's not just me. Also, here's another odd twist.
Avatar m tn Hello, The various possibilities for popping,clicking joints are a cartilage tear or rotator cuff tear that is rubbing with the joint,arthrosis or degeneration of the joint and arthritis esp osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.More harmless is clicking of joints due to relatively lax joint capsules, that allows more than a usual amount of movement. Try stretching your joints if you don’t like cracking them as often and pls do stretches that stretch the ligaments around those joints.
Avatar n tn I have "bone-on-bone" in the joint of my big toe on my right foot, due to osteoarthritis, much pain and getting worse. Short of surgery (which has been suggested) to replace the joint, would synvic1 by injection help? If so, for how long. I am 62 yrs old and the thought of surgery is uncomfortable, BUT the thought of putting up with this pain for perhaps 30 years is unthinkable.
Avatar n tn I was under the care of a rheumatologist for joint pain in my hands, shoulder, lower back and a slight elevation of the rheumatoid factor. The first time I went to her, she did all the usual bloodwork and no conclusions. The next year, she stated that there seem to be a relation between some chronic hepatitis and arthritis, she did all the viral tests and came up with hep c+. I also treated, pains worsened during tx, and reached SVR.
Avatar f tn The pain goes away temporarily when I push really, really hard on the toe joint. It hurts a lot but then the pain just goes away, but of course it comes back within ten minutes or so. From what I know about arthritis, I don't think I have any of the signs but I'm not really sure. I'm only 26. Sometimes the joint pain is sort of a pleasant kind of pain, it's sharp, but has an "itch" to it that makes me crave putting pressure on the joint. I'm not sure what's going on.
Avatar f tn I had two unsuccessful joint replacements in the big toe. I would not do it again. Now I need the fusion, and I have gotten four opinions. I did not research the first time. This time I want to be sure. I never realized how risky foot surgery is. Most doctors now tell me that they won't do the implants anymore. I feel like a guinea pig. My toe is now in the air and the rest of my foot is being stressed. The toes next to the big toe are turning under it. It's a mess.
Avatar f tn I just had an implant to replace my big toe joint 10 days ago because arthritis ate it up.get Checked out by a good Dr and have some tests run to find out what you really have.
Avatar n tn For about 3 months now, I have been experiencing dizziness as well as heaviness, tingling sensation, and an overall weak feeling in my left arm mostly, but it also has traveled down the entire left side of my body. I am a 24 yr old healthy female. I went to the ER when it first started and was really bad. My entire left side was tingling, including the left side of my face, my left arm, leg and foot. It only happens on the LEFT side.
Avatar f tn knee replacement at 42, and the other knee a partial replacement three years ago. The rest of my bones, head to toe are affected as well. Rings don't go over my knuckles anymore etc. It is genetics. Some people are just programmed this way. Ask your GP to refer you to a NEW RHEUMATOLOGIST (young with current information) or at least get ask about taking an Anti inflammatory.
Avatar f tn In the back of my mind, I wonder if my neck pain was due to the degenerated discs/osteoarthritis or is it because of the torn cuff. I have to put the surgery on hold for cufff until I heal from the fusion. I am so tired of being in pain and I am having alot of trouble trying to cut back on the pain meds because the lower dosage doesn't help. Also I am wearing the bone growth stim. and was told I have to wear it for 6 months. I hate that thing, it hurts the back of my neck tremendously.
Avatar n tn I have yet to find a definite answer, though I have had my hormones tested and discovered all of my hormones are out of balance. I'm in the process of trying bioidentical hormone replacement to see if that helps. Hope you find some answers.
Avatar f tn Most commonly, generalized osteoarthritis occurs in the spine, knees, hips, base of the thumb in the first CMC (carpometacarpophalangeal joint), tips of the fingers, and big toe. The wrists, elbows, and shoulders are typically not involved in generalized osteoarthritis. Other Facts About Generalized Osteoarthritis A gene defect that causes primary generalized osteoarthritis has been discovered. Generalized osteoarthritis develops spontaneously.
Avatar n tn he x ray ed it, told me it was NOT broken, I had arthritis in the big toe joint. During this winter we have had a lot of snow, so when I felt tired and sore all over I thought it was from the shoveling or the flu. When the snow finally stopped and I was still sore and my knee was hurting going up the stairs, I knew it was time to see the Dr. again. He x ray ed it and said it showed some signs of change of the arthritis. I was never told I had it in my knee, only my toe.
1207048 tn?1282177904 Tendon problems can cause aching (worse at night) too--I was previously diagnosed with posterior tibial tendon syndrome, which runs from the inside of the ankle down the bottom of the foot into the big toe. Have you seen a podiatrist about your ankle pain?
Avatar n tn my hands and feet were recently x-rayed and both show arthritis. i have pain in the big joint of both feet--not gout--but it spreads up into the arch of my foot. my knees ache almost unbearably at times and i have to wear those tight sleeve things over them almost all the time. i started out almost 12 years ago with only daily headaches and neck pain. i could take one darvocet with an excedrine and be good for the rest of the day.
Avatar n tn I too am having nerve problems with my ulner nerve, numb, tingling along the inside of my left arm along with the pinky, ring finger and side of my palm. In addition to that, my inside left calf, ball of my foot and big toe are the same. The big problem is that I have an undiagnosed eye pain that is preventing me keeping my eyes open for too long at a time. I hope you find a solution to your problems.
Avatar n tn He has taken two month's worth and feels a little better, says at least he doesn't feel like he's dying when he tries to get out of bed in the morning. But still has back pain. He is now out of medication and isn't sure if he should get a refill, if it's truly making a difference. Another issue is that he sweats a lot. And it has been getting worse recently. Read about hyperhidrosis but in his case it starts in the back then chest/stomach and head.
Avatar f tn It more commonly effects the lower joints of our body especially the big toe. But the ankle, knee or other joints can be effected. You can have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and not have Gout and vise versa. If you have either one of those and your Gout clears you will still be left with the pain of arthritis....just not Gouty Arthritis. Ppl with kidney disease are more prone to Gouty Arthritis.
572651 tn?1531002957 It was determined that the main joint in the big toe had developed hallux limitus. All that means is that it couldn't move up and down properly because of bony deposits. So then a podiatrist decides this should be corrected by surgery that slightly shortened the first metatarsal. Right in theory, maybe, but wrong in practice. In short, he took a millimeter too much out.
Avatar f tn But I like my sticks lol. I do miss the convenience of a big town though everything just around the corner. Thank God I have internet lol.
748543 tn?1463449675 In simple terms incorrect posture is due to a twisted spine, which barring accidents or skeletal abnormalities- like a short leg, is due to an incorrect position of the skull. The position of the skull is influenced by the position of the lower jaw and ultimately the position of the jaw is mandated by the eruption pattern and final position of the teeth. Hence your bite is dictating your posture. Ever wonder why your chiropractic adjustments don't hold for long?
Avatar m tn (certainly not a complete list) rhematoid and osteo arthritis lupus Sjogrens celiac disease Bursitis Chondromalacia patellae Gout (especially found in the big toe) diseases, including ◦Epstein-Barr viral syndrome ◦Hepatitis ◦Influenza ◦Lyme disease ◦Measles (rubeola) ◦Mumps ◦Parvovirus ◦Rheumatic fever ◦Rubella (German measles) ◦Varicella (chickenpox) Injury, including fracture •Osteoarthritis •Osteomyelitis •Septic arthritis •Tendinitis A rhematologist will take an overview of symptoms al
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
1033336 tn?1252509731 Following then onwards, I have experince pain trobbing at the back, in between the joint of knees, in between the hip joint, upper and lower both of the legs, at the joints of the arms, in between fingers, at the palm of hands and feet. Am i suffering from fibromyalgia? Do i need to do a full body check-up for diagnosis?
Avatar n tn The other strange thing is that I got it in my second toe and the vast majority of reported cases indicate that Gout affects the big toe. Olecranon Bursae is associated with Gout and, though I don't know much about it, I haven't read that is autoimmune related which is often cited as a side effect of HCV treatment. I wouldn't argue the 3% long term side effects but I have no independent knowledge that would corroborate that number.
Avatar n tn To bring you all up to date and to answer a question or two that has been posed, since my original post I have continued to add to my growing list of places where this affliction occurs - knee again (this time the doctor said it was an inflamed bursa sack just below the patella - take ibuprofen, didn't help), outside edge of the left hand from the wrist down to the tip of my pinky finger (didn't even tell my doctor about that one) and currently the top of my left foot from the ankle down to th