1. An intra articular fracture and it could have healed a bit off
2. Cartilage damage to the joint
3. a ligament or tendon was torn and did not reattach properly.
You could be in the early stages of hallux limitus ( a cousin of a bunion-hallux valgus)
Orthotics might help of surgery might be indicated depending on what is found and how much pain you are having. I never inject this joint with cortisone.
My office is in McKinney, Texas which is north of Dallas. If you need a referral to someone near you, you can let me know or go to the APMA.org site and find a doctor there. You might ask around your area also to see who ther doctors go to.
I do this site because the man I get braces from hosts it for me if I agreed to answer some questions. I never thought it would amount to thousands! Most of the time, to many people's dismay I suggest they go see a podiatrist. It really is very difficult to diagnose things based on what people post.
In Reply to: big toe sprain posted by Dale Ireland on August 15, 2004 at 14:03:28: