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Old 09-01-2010, 12:12 AM   #1
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Burning pain in pinky toe


I am 53 yrs old. About 8 weeks ago I got a sudden burning pain in my right pinky toe. It felt like a bee sting or spider bite. I thought nothing of it, figuring in a few days it would take care of it self. No real swelling of the toe at that time.
Now, 8 weeks later and my toe is still burning. The pain is in the actual tissue of the toe, not the skin. My toe is so very sensative to touch. Just rubbing against the sheet in bed will set it off. Luckily it's summer and I get can get away with wearing only flip-flops because shoes hurt like ......well you know.

***background** I do hae Peripheral neuropathy in my feet. This pain is NOTHING like neuropahty pain. *****

When my toe is at it's worst the tissue pad on top of my pinky toe will turn white, like a welt, and noticably swell up. The only thing that gives me any sense of relief is soaking it in hot water and epson salts. However, this only lasts for about an hour or so.

I have seen my family Dr twice about it. First he gave me a new drug used mainly for arthritis, Pennsaid. It did ABSOULUTLY nothing for the pain.

Friday he gave me a script for Lidocaine Hydrocloride Jelly. It does a good job of numbing the skin of my toe. But it doesn't nothing to help the acutally tissue burning pain. I will make an appt for next week to go in once again.

Anyone out there have this same type of pain? If so what did you do to relieve it and/or get it to stop. I just want it to stop. I have enough pain to deal with on a daily basis I don't need more.


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Old 09-04-2011, 03:58 AM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: midwest
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n2god HB User
Re: Burning pain in pinky toe

Hi there,
I'm new to the forums... I ran across this post from a google search and created an account so I could respond.

You may consider trying calcium and magnesium supplements to see if they help the burning sensation. I take a liquid form that I get from the health food store because liquid for absorbs better/easier. You may also want to consider getting tested for celiac disease.

Best of luck to you!


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