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Saturday, December 27, 2008 Jackie, Community Member, asks

Q: My pain is under my 3 middle toes only on my right foot. What could this be? Its swollen & painful

I have pain under my three middle toes on my right foot. It's swollen and is very painful for me to walk. It's a shooting pain and a burning sensation under the three middle toes. It has been hurting for weeks, though sometimes it hurts much more than others. Do you know what this could be?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
12/28/08 3:44pm

Try using our Symptom Checker to narrow down what might be causing your pain.  It has quite a bit of information of various types of foot pain.  Also check our Foot Pain section. 

What you describe sounds a bit like something called Morton's neuroma.  Take a look at this article:  http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/related-foot-pain-000061_9-145.html and scroll down to the section on "Neuromas" to see if you think this description might fit. 

In the end, you're probably going to need to see a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.  If your insurance doesn't require a referral to see a specialist, you might want to see a podiatrist or an orthapaedic specialist.

Here's some information on pain management, as well:

Using Tylenol Responsibly

Let’s Talk Pain Meds

What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds

 

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squirrel63, Community Member
12/29/08 7:12pm

I had the same pain that you are describing here.It turned out to be mortons neuroma.It was very painful, and difficult to walk on affected foot.I went to a very good podiatrist, and had it removed, and it is 100 percent better.Smile

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By Jackie, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/17/14, First Published: 12/27/08