Big toe discomfort

I dropped a full 5 gallon bucket on my big toe/ foot about 2 months ago. It was painful when it first happened but then forgotten about. For several weeks now I find discomfort when flexing my toe back in movement at the joint. The tenderness seems to be at he joint and the tendon that goes through? It is not painful it is more discomfort with what feels like stiffness when flexing. To the touch it feels like what a bruise does. Never any bruising and unsure of abnormal swelling.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question.

    Sounds like the two issues are unrelated. Great toe joint pain is very common and is typically associated with flexion of the joint. If you have not seen a Podiatrist I recommend getting x-rays and evaluation to see if a steroid injection may benefit you.

    If you are not able to go to a Podiatrist then I recommend icing the area or taking anti-inflammatories, as well as limiting activities or shoes which stress the joint. I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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