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This is Dr. David
it could be a small bruise on top of your toe
which you could have gotten if you were wearing tight shoes or heels
is the joint where the little toe connects to the foot sore there?
you could have dislocated the toe joint there or jammed the joint by stubbing the toe
you could have hit your little toe there in your sleep
I would use some ice on the area to help decrease swelling
it can take a few weeks to a few months for joint inflammation and bruising to get better.
you can try taking advil or aleve as well to help decrease pain and inflammation.
I bet it is a bruise of the toe joint there.
you can show it to your doctor
I bet they will say the same thing.
it could be some swelling of the synovial space or possible rupture of the synovial sac possibly
or it could be bad tendonitis in the foot there.
try the ice and NSAIDS.
I agree with Dr. David. Do you swear a tight shoe? If so, it affects the joint. Also your pinky toe is sifted to the next finger.
You should see a podoatrist.
I looked at the photos again. Your pinky toe is not sifted. Sorry about that. I think it is due to injury if you don't have any other bruises or bleeding problem.