Toe pain - Definition

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Pain in the toe can be the result of a traumatic event causing a fracture, dislocation, or a simple contusion of one of the toes. It can also follow an inflammation or infection caused by a wound, or the presence of a fungus in case of athlete's foot. Improper footwear is also frequently involved. A complication of diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, can also be suspected. Some chronic joint diseases are sometimes involved. The big toe is also typically affected by gout, due to deposits in this joint of excessive uric acid in the blood, very frequently from food.