My big toe is not red or hot to touch. Its alittle painful with walking but severe pain is when it touches anything. Sleeping at night i cant let sheet or blanket touch the joint esp the inner side. Been told by ortho i need toe fused because of deformity but its been mainly the larger joint. This joint pain is new.
Hi, Everyone! Yes - I have had both big toes fused and all of my small toes have been 'pinned,' (after their respective 'knuckles' have been removed). Having your Big Toe fused is a great idea. It stops pain completely as the physician will also straighten your toe(s). Unfortunately, it will take several weeks to recuperate, but, in the end - you'll feel remarkably better and you can focus on the next joint replacement! Hang in there!
Yes and where the thumb meets the hands is very painful too
I had the joint replaced 28 years ago and it was great til recently when they had to take it out and fuse the toe. 28 years is pretty good, though!😁
Not gout doc said just damage of joint. As joint damage progresses it can cause severe pain. Toe starting to feel a lil better.