Pain in the toe joints can also be caused by rheumatoid arthritis, in which the immune system attacks the toe joints and causes swelling and pain. With psoriatic arthritis, another autoimmune disease, the entire toe can swell up.
Home Care Options
- Ice and rest can relieve the pain from osteoarthritis in the toes.
- Take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID) like ibuprofen to reduce pain and swelling.