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Your Bump on Outside Edge of Big Toe May Also be Known as:
Bump near the big toe
Bunion

Top 3 Bump on Outside Edge of Big Toe Causes

  1. 1.Valgus and Bunion

    A bunion is a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. Certain footwear styles can worsen bunions.

    You should visit your primary care doctor, who can help you pick out good footwear. Surgery is considered if footwear change does not control pain symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    bump on outside edge of big toe, big toe pain, foot ulcer, toe pain that gets worse when wearing closed-toe shoes, pain at the base of the toe
    Symptoms that always occur with valgus and bunion:
    bump on outside edge of big toe
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Morton Neuroma

    Morton neuroma is nerve damage between the 2nd and 3rd toes, often found in women who run or wear tight high heels.

    You can try to make things better simply by changing your footwear like adopting orthotics, for example. Go to the doctor for further workup, however, if that doesn't work. There, your doctor will perform a physical exam and maybe take an MRI. Treatment for tougher cases include injections of corticosteroids. Surgery is a last resort but works well.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    foot numbness, pain in the sole of the foot, pain in both feet, pain when touching the foot, pain in the outside of the foot
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy

    Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy is the dysfunction of a tendon (muscles to bones) in the back of the foot, which can lead to having flat feet. It's unclear why exactly it happens, but might be related to poor blood flow and mechanical issues specific to the person.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who can diagnose this condition by clinical interview and exam. Treatment is conservative and involves a cast, over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen, and orthotic footwear. Surgery is a last resort.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one foot, swollen foot, limping, pain in one ankle, heel pain
    Symptoms that never occur with posterior tibialis tendinopathy:
    recent cutting accident
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Bump on Outside Edge of Big Toe

  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Have you ever been told you have flat feet?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Do you have a family history of bunions?

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Bump on Outside Edge of Big Toe Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced bump on outside edge of big toe have also experienced:

    • 21% Foot Pain
    • 10% Big Toe Pain
    • 5% Toenail Pain
  • People who have experienced bump on outside edge of big toe were most often matched with:

    • 52% Valgus and Bunion
    • 12% Morton Neuroma
    • 5% Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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