I was wondering if this happens to anyone or is it just me?
This is about the 8th or 9th time this happened over the past couple of years. As you can see from the picture, my finger is very swollen and red which then turns black. BUT when it happens it effects two of my toes the same way at the same time, and it is always the same finger and the same toes. Neither a rheumatologist or dermatologist can work out why this happens, as there is no obvious trigger point.
It starts as a persistent itching, for a few hours, then turns to a burning sensation at which point the three offending digits start to swell. Once they have almost doubled in size, they turn a really deep red/black as though they are really badly bruised, all the while the burning pain carries on. After a day or two the swelling goes down and the pain subsides, then the skin in the effected areas begins to crack and peel.
Today my toes feel like they are about to explode, which make wearing anything a pain in more ways than one.