Turf toe is a painful sprain in the big toe causing sudden pain and swelling in the base of the big toe. Paronychia is a skin infection that causes pain and swelling around the fingernail or toenail. Gout is a buildup of uric acid in the joints, causing joint pain, fever, and hot, red, swollen joints.
Beside this, what does it mean when my big toe hurts?
Pain in the toe can arise due to abnormalities or injury to any of the structures in the toe, including skin, nerves, bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues. Arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and other types of arthritis) and infections are additional causes of toe pain.
Why is my toe hurting?
Toe arthritis is caused by inflammation of the toe joint. The disease most often attacks the big toe, but the others may be affected as well. Past injuries or traumas, such as a broken or sprained toe, can cause arthritis down the road. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout may also be to blame.
What can I do for a toe infection?
Soak the toe for about 15 minutes in a bathtub or bucket filled with warm water and salt. Do this three to four times a day. Rub a medicated ointment on the toe and wrap it in a clean bandage. To treat an ingrown toenail, gently lift the corner of the nail.