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I have a pain that begins at the base of my big toe and makes the top of my foot to the base of my ankle hurt - what could it be

Question: I have a pain that begins at the base of my big toe and makes the top of my foot to the base of my ankle hurt - what could it be

Lately when I've been running, the base of my big toe will start hurting. After I'm finished running, for days after in fact, the base of my ankle and top of my foot will be the thing hurting even when I walk. It hurts when I flex my foot upwards (if I were trying to point my toes at my head to give you an example of what type of motion causes pain). I have rested it, tried loosening my sneakers, and tried taking it easier - nothing seems to make a difference...even after a week of complete rest, 10 minutes of running starts my toe hurting again!

Answer:

Hi there

I am an Australian Kinesiologist/sports therapist

I feel your problem is one of gout, a form of arthritis. This is usually caused by a build up of uric acid and is diet related. Too much acid in your diet. Do you eat meat/chicken.fish? Lots of? Avoid those foods and all other acid forming foods such as potatoes, Milk, and all other dairy products, acid fruids such as orange, green apple, lemon, lime, and concentrate on alkaline foods auch as heaps of vegies. There is no need to eat meats for protein. It is actually a poor source of protein and needs a lot of energy to digest. Vegies are a much better alternative. Have a look at cows, horses and other mammals. They thrive on vegies, don't take meat, don't drink milk, don't have gout nor osteoporosis.

Give it a go!

Good luck

Hans