I stubbed my right small toe years ago. Two years after that, it suddenly start to hurt again. It felt like some nerve was squeezed or the second joint (the one closer to the foot) was in an odd position. Doctors have not been able to diagnose this (I think they saw my CFS diagnosis and file and decided to figuratively run away). Maybe someone here has an idea? There is a little bit of swelling in the general area but it's barely visible. The second joint seems to have a slightly larger and harder hump compared to what is found on the corresponding left toe. I cannot move the toe as easily as the corresponding left toe. There is some constant background pain and discomfort. The pain gets worse with use of the toe, and in cold temperature. It also tends to get worse during worsening of CFS symptoms, but use and low temperature are the major reasons it hurts. The pain only goes away slowly once it's there. The type of pain is dull and hard to pinpoint exactly. There can be tingling. Mostly it's discomfort resembling the one gets by pressing hard into the nerve in elbow, but worse. I've had xray and MRI done. Xray showed nothing abnormal. MRI neither but I wasn't able to suppress involuntary movements of the toe due to the cold temperature in the MRI chamber. A cortisone + lidocaine injection did nothing at all. I had no other tests done. I've only seen a foot doctor, who assured me this was nothing like she had ever seen. My gp thinks nothing can be done and that I need to live with it (he probably thinks I'm exaggerating or somatizing or whatever). How do I get this diagnosed and treated?