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Asked 5 years, 1 month ago

How do I treat an inflamed toe joint?

AN INFLAMED TOE JOINT

I have been experiencing pain in my right foot. It occurs in the sole between the second and third toe, right at the base of the two toes. It feels like a pulling force, as if it wants to make the two toes curl. There is no blister, swelling, or bruise there, and the pain is isolated in that one spot. It is noticeable most of the day, but much worse when I run. It doesn’t prevent me from running, but is uncomfortable. I have tried several pairs of running shoes, and it makes no difference. I have been running 20 to 30 miles a week for several years. The pain has been with me for only about a month. Any ideas?

Michael Menesale
Newburyport, MA

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