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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: swollen toe joint

 charlotte22 - Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:25 am

ive had really sharp pains and shooting pains down my big toe from the joint for about a week. its now swollen and bruised and hurts to move it and walk.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:19 pm

User avatar Hi there -

There are a lot of potential causes of this sort of thing, from strain due to wearing pumps to gout, to an unnoticed (at the time) injury which is now starting to become irritated. It sounds as though it may be fractured (because of the bruising, although that normally would have shown up right away). I'd go to a medical facility and have it x-rayed and checked, as it may need an orthotic device or some other sort of care. In the meantime, keep it elevated as much as is practical and use over-the-counter pain meds to help manage the pain.

Hope this helps. Best of luck to you. Keep us updated.

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