Swelling of The 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Toe Symptoms & Causes

Understand swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe symptoms, including 5 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 5 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

5 Possible Swelling Of The 2nd, 3rd, 4th Or 5th Toe Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint. The big toe is often affected.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: swollen toes

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition which causes inflammation of the joints. In most circumstances, psoriatic arthritis presents between the ages of 30 and 50 years and occurs after the manifestation of the symptoms of psoriasis, which is a disease of the skin. Psoriatic arthritis...

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Familial hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder that causes LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels to be very high. The condition begins at birth and can cause heart attacks at an early age.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: swollen achilles, achilles tendon pain

Symptoms that never occur with familial hypercholesterolemia: achilles tendon pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for multiple conditions that cause painful inflammation and stiffness throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that is autoimmune in nature, meaning that the body's immune system which normally protects the body by att...

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Septic arthritis

Septic arthritis is also called infectious arthritis. "Arthritis" simply means inflammation of a joint. In septic arthritis, the inflammation is caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. The most common is Staphylococcus aureus or staph. These agents reach the joints either from ...

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling Of The 2nd, 3rd, 4th Or 5th Toe

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • What is your body mass?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Do you run for exercise or sport?
  • Where exactly is your foot swelling?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Swelling Of The 2nd, 3rd, 4th Or 5th Toe Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe have also experienced:

  • 33% Pain In A Toe Besides The Big Toe
  • 19% Toe Pain
  • 5% Toe Bruise(S)

People who have experienced swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe were most often matched with:

  • 33% Gout
  • 33% Psoriatic Arthritis
  • 33% Familial Hypercholesterolemia

People who have experienced swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe had symptoms persist for:

  • 31% Less than a week
  • 26% Less than a day
  • 22% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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