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Hack my toe pain!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

What is with this toe pain?

I had no pains yesterday, but this morning when I woke up I noticed that my right, big toe was hurting. And I can crack it (or is it simply clicking? hah!) several times a minute. The "cracking" is normal for me; I can crack my fingers & toes, but NOT so frequently like this! Plus this is when it hurts the most.

When I'm just sitting doing nothing, not bending it, etc. it doesn't hurt. But when I bend it, it cracks and hurts a lot. The toe is not discolored and it doesn't feel swollen. It doesn't hurt to wear my shoes. It clearly didn't hurt enough to wake me up during the middle of the night.

Oddly enough, I think the pain is lessening now as time goes on. I woke up at 3:45 AM and it is now 8:45 AM. It can still be cracked several times a minute but it doesn't hurt as much.

I'm asking but of course if it persists I'll go see my doctor about it but I'm at work all day today (and by that I mean I'm at work for about 18 hours because I work onboard Amtr@k trains in the cafe car).

Information time! I have no idea if the info below has any bearing on the toe pain, but I figured I'd share it because it may be relevant to my situation.

The past few weeks has been really busy at work (on the trains) now that it is the Summer time, and kids are out of school (lots more vacationers). I have sort of fallen off the paleo/primal bandwagon while at work because though I bring all my own food with me, it's usually stuff that needs to be heated up to eat because it's been sitting in the fridge. So basically I've been grabbing SAD food from my cafe and stuffing my face as quickly as possible. I'm changing that starting today!

Also, I drank last night. Not enough to get hungover (and it takes very little alcohol to get me hungover) but I did have 3 hard ciders & some shots of vodka.

B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

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on June 27, 2012
at 05:01 PM

Yeah it doesn't hurt to wear my shoes or socks or anything. I've had a similar occurrence, but not with my toes. It does not happen often at all, but it has happened several times in the past -- somehow my foot (around the middle) will just hurt to walk on it, and it will get better after it "cracks". No idea why it happens, since I've never gone to see the Doctor about that either.

46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

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on June 27, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Well maybe she stubbed her toe while drunk and just can't remember?

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on June 27, 2012
at 02:44 PM

Sounds nothing at all like gout. It would hurt to wear shoes. AFAIK the diagnostic question for gout is whether the weight of the bedsheet causes pain. If yes, gout.

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on June 27, 2012
at 02:23 PM

Oh my god. I'm not being mean and I'm not trying to be negative, but does every little ailment really relate to diet?! just wait it out maybe your focus on it makes it worse. For example if you had a cut on your finger from a knife you would be focusing on it a lot. But then, if all of a sudden your house caught on fire you would run out for survival. In that moment you wouldn't be thinking about your finger. In this way you have your consciousness stuck on your toe.

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46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

on June 27, 2012
at 02:18 PM

Sounds like gout?

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

(4713)

on June 27, 2012
at 02:44 PM

Sounds nothing at all like gout. It would hurt to wear shoes. AFAIK the diagnostic question for gout is whether the weight of the bedsheet causes pain. If yes, gout.

46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

(1876)

on June 27, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Well maybe she stubbed her toe while drunk and just can't remember?

B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

(877)

on June 27, 2012
at 05:01 PM

Yeah it doesn't hurt to wear my shoes or socks or anything. I've had a similar occurrence, but not with my toes. It does not happen often at all, but it has happened several times in the past -- somehow my foot (around the middle) will just hurt to walk on it, and it will get better after it "cracks". No idea why it happens, since I've never gone to see the Doctor about that either.

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