A toe stuck in an upside-down "V" is probably a hammertoe.
Some symptoms of a hammertoe include:
Putting on a shoe hurts the top of the bent toe.
Corns form on the top of the toe joint.
The toe joint swells and takes on an angry red color.
It's hard to move the toe joint -- and it hurts when you try.
The ball of the foot under the bent toe hurts.
Elbow pain after 2 weeks of home treatment or if treatment is
making your elbow pain worse.
Watchful waiting is when you and your doctor
watch your symptoms to see if your health improves on its own. If it does, no
treatment is needed. If your symptoms don't get better or they get worse,
then it’s time to take the next treatment step.
often helps mild
tennis elbow pain. You may want to try resting the
elbow and applying ice or heat several times a day for 1 to 2 weeks before you call your
Who To See
For evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment of
tennis elbow, you may see: