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Waking Up With Extreme Toe Pain

Sharp pain in big toe?

Sounds to me like you have gout. Yes it is the strangest thing that you can push the toe down but lifting it up on your own makes it hurt pretty badly. The pain that comes with gout cannot be described. It is the worse pain I have ever had in my life. The cause of gout is the body produces too much acid and your body can not get rid of it fast enough. So instead of leaving the body it forms crystals on the joints. Every time you use the joint the crystal stabs you in the muscle or tendon. You also sometimes get fluid around the joint to protect it from any damage. If you go to You will see many articles down at the bottom of the page that can aid you with your gout problem.

Waking up with foot pain?

I've been having these random episodes of waking up with severe pain in either my right or my left foot, never both at the same time. The pain is on the bottom, outer side, and on top towards the middle and forward on my foot. It's gotten so bad that I've fallen down upon getting out of bed in the morning, and the pain will wake me in the middle of the night sometimes when it comes. It lasts for about 5 days each time. It kills to walk on it. It feels like a cross between having it smashed with a sledge hammer, and having a permanent charlie horse. It also feels like my toes are crunched together, and when my shoes are on my foot feels swollen, but I can't see any signs of swelling. Anybody heard of this? I saw a Dr and he was baffled and is sending me somewhere else. They've given me anti inflamitories that haven't helped. Over the counter pain meds don't help either. I'm ready to chop it off.

Why do my legs hurt in the morning after waking up?

I went for many years with this issue. It was on and off again. Mysteriously cleared up on it's own then came back with a vengeance. Pushed aside by doctors…ect. No one listened. I have a new doctor and it all started with very expensive and extensive blood work plus a series of MRI's and a reuptake scan for my thyroid. Making a long story short…I was diagnosed with hashimoto's thyroiditis then graves disease. The occurrence is rare but very possible. Then as my symptoms kept getting worse, my physician explained that with chronic autoimmune conditions comes the risk of developing other autoimmune disorders and I was sent for more bloodwork. I have recently been diagnosed with lupus. Everything I've been going through has been the result of autoimmune disorders with one leading to another. Extreme fatigue, brain fog, terrible pain in all of my joints, morning stiffness, weight gain, thinning hair, brittle nails, skin rashes, vision problems, hbo, heart palpitations. The list goes on and on. I'm on the road to remission but my point here being, always look deeper in health issues and make sure your physician is listening to you. It took me 12 years to get to this point and this was because doctors didn't listen and only ordered “basic" tests that always came back normal or negative.

What is causing the severe pain in my foot?

I have been experiencing severe pain in my foot. Mainly in the arch and on the heel of the foot. Its like a burnig and stinging pain. The past few days when I wake up in the morning I can barely walk on the foot. The pain is getting so severe that I am actually starting to walk on the side of my foot just to keep the pressure off the foot. Any ideas what this could be?

Foot pain getting worse?

Yesterday i woke up and had a little pain in my foot when i would walk. I didn't feel any pain the day before or remember hurting it in any way. When i woke up this morning when i got out of bed it was very hard to walk. The pain is on the top left side of my foot and on the bottom when i walk. I graduated this year so i got dropped off my moms insurance and i start my new job tomorrow so i wont have insurance for a little while. Does anyone know what the cause of this could be? I didnt hurt it in my sleep or anything because i have nothing by my bed i could of hit it on. Also is there anything that i can do to ease the pain a little so i can walk a little more normally to start work tomorrow?

I woke up this morning with my toe hurting like shooting pains and stinging?

You have a tendon/ligament running from your ankle down into your foot. For some reason it has shortened up, something they will do from time to time and that is causing it to pull on your foot the way it does and make is making the skin tender because it is pulled together under it. To get rid of the pain you have to wrap your hand around half of your ankle or lay your fingers across the side near the top of your foot where the pain seems to go. Press down onto the foot and hold the pressure there. Wait 30 seconds, then slowly lower your toes as far as you can. Then release the pressure but hold your toes there for another 30 seconds.