Swollen Toe

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Toe swelling is characterized by a buildup of fluids in the toe.

Possible causes

  • Hallux valgus

    Hallux valgus or a bunion is bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe when the big toe pushes against the next toe. Tight shoes, foot stress and arthritis are common causes. It can lead to deformity.

  • Hyperuricemia

    Hyperuricemia is increased uric acid level in the blood. Causes include alcohol intake, high amounts of meat and seafood consumption. It's also associated with health conditions such as diabetes, heart and kidney disease.It can lead to several diseases, including gout (painful type of arthritis).

  • Paronychia

    Inflammation of the skin around the nails. It is commonly caused by bacterial or fungal infections, which enter through broken skin (e.g. from hangnails or nail-biting).

  • Hair tourniquet
  • sickle cell disease

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have swollen toes?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have any joint pain?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Is the affected area red?

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