Members do not see these Ads. Sign Up. Hello ... just wanted to ask if there are any answers for severe pain in left side of right big toe. About a month ago, I had a stabbing pain in my right big toe one night while lying in bed. It was so severe that I through the covers off and had to grab my toe and rub it as the paion was shocking. Ever since, I have slight swelling in the side of my right foot and it's really sore to walk on. I have been walking on the outer part of my right foot for quite a while now and the pain is getting worse. Woke up ion the early AM hours this morning with throbbing in my right foot and had to limp to the kitchen to take some ibuprofen. Got up just now and as soon as I lower my leg out of bed, the toe and right sight of big toe throbs with pain as I straigten my leg to get out of bed. Sitting here typing and it's still throbbing. Been dealing with this issue for over a month off and on (more on than off these days) and would like some advice as to what this could possibly be. Do I see my primary care doc or a foot doc. Any guesses as to why I am having this terrible pain? No major falls to report.