Big toe pain can usually be attributed to a stubbed toe. But what if your big toe keeps hurting night after night? The pain can be debilitating and horrible, but by the time morning comes, it has subsided -- only to return again the next night! Your phantom big toe pain could have a pretty simple explanation: gout. What is gout? Gout is classified as a type of arthritis. However, unlike osteoarthritis which involves the wearing away of cartilage in the joints, gout results from the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints.
21 July 2018