Thanks for posting your query,
According to your description , pain and swelling over 2nd toe seems to be inflammatory in nature.It could be due to acute attack of gout
I advice you to give you rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin
1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of foot and rule out any infective cause.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
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