The past few days I have noticed that my right big toe and my right pinky finger have become red, swollen, and inflamed. Has anyone dealt with similar symptoms? Does this sound like part of my Raynaud’s or something else? This does not go away and return… they have stayed like this. They are a bit tender to the touch.
Any thoughts are appreciated!
Thank you for your reply.
I looked at the chilblains post, but I don’t think it’s the same thing. What I am experiencing is not lumpy, painful, or itchy. They are not sores. The one finger and one toe are just red/swollen/inflamed and a tiny bit tender to the touch.
I think it’s the same thing. At least, I’ve always considered it the same thing. I think when the whole digit appears red and swollen it’s actually some inflammation in the joint. Feel around and I think you will find that there is pain in the joint when you press on it. The itchiness comes when the sore is healing, but mine will remain red and swollen for a couple weeks until this happens. I’m not a doctor, I’m just speaking from my own experience. Keep it warm, get some warmer boots, wear foot warmers when you are going outside for a while. I think soaking it in some warm, not hot water will also speed the healing. Show it to a doctor if you’re concerned.