Pain in little and next toe

I have had pain in the small toe and the next toe and the area around them( top and bottom if foot) .no known injury, some redness and swelling. The more i walk the more it hurts..please advise, don’t want to go to Dr unless necessary, but my job requires constant walking.. thank you.

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. Pain in the small toes is often associated with contractures (hammertoes) and/or tight-fitting shoes. As an initial recommendation I would wear wider shoes as well as avoid shoes with an angulated toe box. This will eliminate pressure on the toes. If you feel that the toes are not contracted and that they are not rubbing on the shoes, then I would see a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you for other causes of toe pain.

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