- CASE FILE
I have inflammation and ongoing, persistent swollen fingers and toes. The fingers and toes swell up massively and make is difficult to walk.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
When I was 19 I randomly started to get pain in one of my toes. It eventually swelled up and became so painful I couldn’t fit into shoes or walk. No doctor could tell me what was wrong and it lasted 2 years. The inflammation eventually died down and I can walk just fine again, but the toe was never the same. A couple of fingers did something similar and I started getting pain in other places (chest, hips, back, and currently my shoulder). It all went dormant for years, then I started to feel pain in another toe when I was 24. This one was the most painful and spread to the toe next to it. It was so huge and hot that it peeled and blistered. Couldn’t walk or move for months. It was paired with global pain and severe depression. Found a doctor that started me on Methotrexate and gave me a steroid. It didn’t do much, but the swelling eventually went away. The toe was never really the same but I can move it a little. Recently my ring finger swelled up and hasn’t returned to normal. It is very painful and I can barely move it. Found a doctor that diagnosed me with Psoriatic arthritis, however, I don’t have psoriasis. She put me on prednisone , but nothing happened. I’m still on prednisone and currently, another one of my toes is swelling and making it difficult to walk. It is huge but the pain so far has been mild. I understand this is called daclitytis, but I don’t understand how to stop it or why I get it so much.