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My last 3 toes on my left foot hurt to walk on. They have

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My last 3 toes on my left foot hurt to walk on . They have bothered me in the past when i have back spasms . I do not have spasms now but my left foot is killing me ! lol I am a 64 year old mechanic . Dennis ...Thank you
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: 4 days now . the more i walk on it the better it feels but it never goes away
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have had bouts of gout before but it has only affected my BIG toes
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

Hello Dennis,

The possibilities to be considered are metatarsalgia, Intermetatarsal bursal fluid collections, Hammer toe, etc.

X-rays may be needed and if they are not conclusive, an MRI is needed for the confirmation of the diagnosis.

Following measures may help you (in all the these conditions: metatarsalgia, Intermetatarsal bursal fluid collections);

1) soft-soled shoes with a wide toe box and with minimum heel.

2) cryotherapy,

3) ultrasound (iontophoresis, phonophoresis),

4) deep tissue massage, and

5) stretching exercises

You need to take active help of physical therapist for the management.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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