It feels like my big toe on my right foot could be dislocated or sprained. There was not a traumatic moment where I knew I did something to it. It could be that a certain pair of shoes don't fit me as good as my other shoes and this causes me to walk a little differently. I've also been wearing flip flops a lot lately.
The pain came on suddenly within the last 24 to 48 hours and I noticed some slight pain on the outside of my big toe with a slight bump. I continued to walk on it during the day and didn't really ice it until one time tonight. The pain has increased10-fold since I first noticed the discomfort yesterday. My wife thinks the toe looks slightly crooked compared to my other big toe, but nothing extreme. There is some swelling and redness on my toe with a noticeable bump and even some tenderness on my actual foot. It now feels like shooting pain and I can barely walk.
I can still move my toe and slightly bend it. But it hurts to try to lift it or put pressure on it. I try to avoid going to the doc at all costs. Do you have any ideas what this is or what I can do? I haven't taken Tylenol or anything for pain yet, but I am going to start R.I.C.E. the next few days since it’s the weekend and I don't need to work. FYI: I have a desk job and I'm not extremely active, so this is confusing to me. I'm not overweight or obese either. Any advice is much appreciated!