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. DaleP.S. where is you office located?