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    Default Turf Toe issues

    I've been having some pain in my right foot recently, specifically the base of the big toe. Has really limited my section hiking this year. Finally got it checked out by a good sports medicine ortho, and the diagnosis is a sprain of the ligaments at the base of the big toe, or "Turf Toe". In a boot, taking advil, ice when I can, and it's better, but looks like a couple of months off the trail. Have any of you experienced this particular problem before? If so, how long before you could hike again?

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    Sure it's not gout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randy.shopher View Post
    Sure it's not gout?

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    I thought it was at first, and treated it as such. I've had the problem three times now, and it really gives me fits for about a week, and then gets better. That does sound like gout, so that's one of the reasons I finally went to see someone about it. He assured me that what I currently have is a sprain of the ligaments around the big toe, probably from hyperflexion (sp?) in the upward direction. I explained to him the type of activity I've been doing, and he thinks I just injured it somewhere along the trail, and it's never fully healed.

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    Wouldn't be the first misdiagnosis nor the last. Just sayin'.

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    A stiffer shoe might help. I have an old fracture of my mid foot and just can’t make those minimalist shoes work. My left foot is fine, but right foot aches terribly and swells up to double. A stiffer insole might be enough. Rei sale is on, might be worth a look.

    Good of luck to you.

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