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What's wrong with my toe?

(6 Posts)
thisisbloodyridiculous Sun 06-Mar-16 21:28:19

Help! My little toe has been swollen, red & painful for about 6 months now. Some days it's so painful just brushing it against something is excruciating! I'm a dog walker so very active and on my feet 5-8 hours per day. I make sure to wear supportive footwear and switch them up a few times a week.

Any idea what this could be? Should I go to the docs? I have a number of big health issues that I'm used to seeing my GP about whereas this feels too minor to waste a doctor's time over...

Milliways Sun 06-Mar-16 21:40:01

Could it be a Chilblain? They can get red and swollen, sometimes itchy too.

thisisbloodyridiculous Sun 06-Mar-16 21:47:46

Milliways would it last this long?!

Tanfastic Mon 07-Mar-16 11:56:23

Gout?

Milliways Mon 07-Mar-16 17:41:37

I used to have chilblains all year round, had some meds for if they got too bad but permanent swollen little toes.

WeAllHaveWings Mon 07-Mar-16 17:55:16

if you don't want to go to doctors you could try your local pharmacist first, they might be able to advise you

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