Hi, Thanks for the query. I understand your concern. -Probably the toe work boots size needs to be changed. -The relief in week end was due to rest... you need resttill thr pain resolves completely. -The relief after your antibiotic course was with prednisone... which is known medicine foe releiving inflammation in joints. -Please do not start tsking the medicine yourself,yiuneedorthopedic surgeons advise to confirm the type of joint swelling and then start with medication &rest to get full relief .. to befillowed byphysiothrapy toavoid recurrance. Thanks.