Arthritis can cause big toe pain and this could be caused by previous damages to the main joint of your big toe, and those damages may lead to bleeding in the joint and cause irregularities on the joint surface.
Gout of the foot is a type of arthritis that often affects the joint at the bottom of the big toe, causing severe pain even when there is no pressure on the foot. Gout most commonly involves the big toe joint and can lead to extreme pain, redness, warmth and swelling, if not untreated a gout attack in the big toe usually lasts for about a week; which can cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort during this time period. Noothing sucks more than sore feet.
The first symptoms of pains can be in or around the main joint of the big toe while walking, running and can also cause strain when trying to squat.
Common causes of hallux rigidus are faulty function (biomechanics) and structural abnormalities of the foot that can lead to osteoarthritis in the big toe joint. One important bunion deformity, hallux valgus, causes the bone and joint of the big toe to shift and grow inward, so that the second toe crosses over it, and this can bring pain in big toes
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the tendons around the small, round bones that are embedded in the head of the first metatarsal bone, which leads to the big toe.
If you suspect that you have arthritis that is causing your big toe pain, Then it is crucial for you go to your doctor right away. Genetics play a huge factor in about 10% to 15% of all bunion problems; one inherited deformity, hallux valgus, causes the bone and joint of the big toe to shift and grow inward, so that the second toe crosses over it. You need to be very careful of what is happening before you end up with more serious issues.