swollen somewhat numb toes

For the past few months I have been dealing with my 3rd and 4th toes swelling at the tip of the toe, right at the bottom where the toes meet the ground. When I touch it it feels very soft, as if it was full of fluid. The more swollen they are the more numb they feel, though I don't believe its the skin thats numb (if I pinch it hard i do feel pain), but the soft fat or fluid inside has no sensation.

I am 24, and never had this problem before. This may have been brought on by partial frostbite, as I really started noticing it this past winter after a day where my feet became incredibly cold, painful, then numb, and were white and would not return to normal flesh color for almost two hours. However, they later did return, and there was no blackness or any other signs of severe frostbite.

Any possible solutions? I am in general good health, take no medicine or pills besides a daily vitamin. Thanks!

Posted By dean on May 01, 2005 at 15:42:04:

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