| | why does it feel bruised?
Okay, here's the deal: I have toes that are shaped like what I see on photos of hammertoes (my toes are curled up, and I have to make an effort to straighten them out), but it's never caused any problems or given me pain.
For the past three to four weeks, I've been dealing with a bruised disc and a pinched nerve in my back. About three or four days ago, I noticed that my right fourth toe of my foot kinda felt weird, almost like it was bruised or something. Over the past few days, it's gotten worse, and it's also on my left fourth toe now as well. Two days ago, when I woke up, all of my toes hurt, but mostly it's the fourth toe on both. I would describe it as feeling like it is bruised and/so swollen (but i don't think it is)
I kinda don't think it is hammertoe because 1) it came on so suddenly and 2) because of my back, I've been laying down a lot and hardly wearing shoes at all.
Maybe it could have something to do with the pinched nerve? I don't know, it just seems so random.
Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!