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Painful toes near the flesh, taking cortisone injections for neck, no flare ups. Reason for pain?

For the last three yrs I have bouts of swollen painful toes. It s not in the joints but in the fleshy tips. Recently I have been getting cortisone injections for my neck and have had no flare ups. Over due for my injection and its back with a vengeance. Asked my family dr about it and he was clueless as to whom to refer me. Really making my life miserable. Help
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Pain in toes which subsided on taking cortisone shots is suggestive of pain to be due to an inflammatory cause. You can consult an orthopedician or a rheumatologist for investigations and to rule out gout.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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