There are several different conditions that could potentially explain your big toe pain, like a fracture or gout, but we’ll focus here on sesamoiditis. Sesamoids are bones that stand alone and are not connected to other bones (like kneecaps, which do not attach to the leg bones, but rather to the patellar and quadriceps tendons).
There are sesamoid bones in the feet, located on the undersides, near your big toes. If you have recently started a workout program, suddenly ramped up intensity of physical activity, sustained a turf toe injury, or simply have high arches, a sesamoid bone (or the soft tissue connecting to it) may have become injured. This can cause pain in the big toe, especially when you push off the ground while walking or running.
When you experience pain in your big toe, or anywhere in your foot, and need to find out what is wrong, contact Richardson Podiatry Associates. We can provide an accurate diagnosis and then find an effective treatment to put that pain to rest. Give us a call at (972) 690-5374 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment at our Richardson, TX office today.