big toe sprain

Before I go to the Podiatrist I thought I would run this by you.
About 18 months ago I slipped on the stairs and jammed my right big toe on the way down. Not sure if it bent under or back, too fast, I think it bent under. Anyway it felt like a sprain for a month and got 90% better but has always had some pain especially if I "wiggle" it, and it pops a little. Now it has started aching all the time and a lot worse if I walk on it like a mile around the area. Right in the first big joint at the very base of the big toe. (distal end of first metatarsal) Any idea what it is and what I am looking at for treatment? I am a Dentist and I hate it when people ask me these types of questions. I always say there is no way to know without an exam and x-ray and that is probably what you will say but I just wondered if it might be some well-know malady like doofus-toe or something. Dale
P.S. where is you office located?

Posted By Dale Ireland on August 15, 2004 at 14:03:28:

The proprietary gel also provides extra protective padding to help comfort the pain caused by metatarsal soreness. May be used for relieving the burning sensation under the metatarsal heads, calluses and tarsal fat pads.

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