Question: Why is my little toe swollen and painful?

A swollen toe can occur for many different reasons, including injuries, infections, and conditions such as arthritis. Some causes of a swollen toe require a visit to the doctor. In general, people should see a doctor if the swelling persists or is accompanied by pain or other worrying symptoms.

What to do if your toe is swollen and hurts?

Home treatmentsoaking your feet in warm water for about 15 to 20 minutes three to four times per day (At other times, your shoes and feet should be kept dry.)pushing skin away from the toenail edge with a cotton ball soaked in olive oil.using over-the-counter medicines, like acetaminophen (Tylenol), for the pain.

What does it mean if your pinky toe hurts?

Stubbing your toe, dropping something heavy on it, hitting it while playing a sport, or wearing tight shoes can all cause pinky toe pain. Common causes of pinky toe pain may include a toe fracture, in which the toe bone is fully broken, or a stress fracture, in which the bone has one or more tiny cracks.

Can you have gout in your little toe?

By far, the most common location for gouty arthritis is inflammation of the joint at the base of the great toe (first metatarsal phalangeal joint). It is also common for gout to attack the small joints in the toes and then seem to spread to cause inflammation of the foot.

How do you relieve pain in your little toe?

TreatmentRest: Try to avoid putting weight on your foot or toe.Ice: Use a cold pack (ice or ice pack wrapped in a moist cloth or towel) on your toe for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day.Compression: Wrap a bandage around your toe.Elevation: Rest with your foot raised up higher than your chest.Sep 20, 2019

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