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Why is my toe sore and swollen please, thankyou

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Why is my toe sore and swollen please, thankyou
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--can you please tell me as much as you can about the problem with your toe?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Its quite sore to walk on
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I understand Danielle but was there any trauma involved? Is it red or bruised in addition to being sore? How long has it been going on? And has this ever happened before to that toe or any other toe?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nothing at all
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK. There are some possibilities here. Even without any known trauma you could have a stress fracture of a bone in the toe. Also it could be a gout attack from a high uric acid level in your blood. Finally, although not at all likely, it could be the first attack of rheumatoid arthritis. The best thing for you to do would be to have a doctor look at it and get an x-ray and some blood work. In the meantime, ibuprofen and ice may help with the pain.

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