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Suggest treatment for severe toe pain

My husband has a pain in toe, and it is 8/10 and i made him change his shoes few months ago, and he was feeling better. But now it came back again what can be done i have put him on Ibuprofen 400 mg q 6 hrs, iced his toe and splinted it coz walking is causing pain. elevated his leg on one pillow what else can be done thanks
Mon, 25 May 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for your query.
From the description , pain over his toe seems to be inflammatory in nature. It could be an acute attack of gout.
I advice him to give rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination and rule out any infective cause.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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