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Toe pain, swelling, bruising. No trauma. What could it be?

Was vacuuming in my home (wearing socks) when suddenly was stricken with a excruciating burning pain at the joint of my second toe from my big toe...when the pain subsided the toe began to swell and bruise ..a day later I haver a bruise around the joint with a lump under the joint between the foot and the middle joint and the swelling is there, but lessened. I did not bang or bump it, and it is winter, so we have no insects. The pain felt as though it was inside the joint. What could it be?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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
You can consult me again directly through my profile
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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