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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What do pain and swelling in the toe joints indicate?

Hello, I have a question. For a few weeks I have had pain in my big toe at the joint . When I bend the toe or walk it hurts. And it is stiff when I bend it. Tonight i started having pain in that leg. The pain hurts from my ankle to my knee. Could the toe pain cause the leg pain? Or could this be a blood clot causing the pain.
Mon, 5 Mar 2018
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It is toe pain radiating to knee .and second possibility is that the primary disease of big toe has also affected knee joint.

There is no possibility of blood clot. Get x-ray of big toe and knee joints. Also get lab tests as Hb, TLC, DLC, ESR, CRP, serum Uric acid, RA factor. You can also take tablet Aceclofenac two times a day.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Varinder Joshi
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