hydrocodone for the stabbing pain. Does anyone have horrible stabbing pains in their big toes? Seems like the pain takes turns with my big toes. One night the pain is just like I put my big toe into an electrical socket every 18 seconds. The next night my other big toe will feel like someone has placed a burning ember on my toe and left it there. The only thing that helps me with the pain is hydrocodone. I would rather take something that is not a narcotic. Anyone have any ideas?