Category: Common Toe Conditions

Treating Toenail Fungus

If any of your toenails have a dull, yellowish hue, and appear rough and thicker than the other nails, then it is possible that you have a toenail fungus infection. Sometimes this infection is accompanied by an odd smell. The fungi that cause this infection love the warm, moist environment that is found inside your […]

Painful Hammertoes

If you have noticed that one or more of your toes has taken on a bent shape at the joint (like a hammer), then you probably have a condition known as hammertoe. While not always painful in the beginning, a hammertoe can become more deformed over time, and as it presses harder and harder against […]

Sudden Toe Pain May Be Gout

Gout used to be termed “the disease of kings” due to the fact that it strikes those individuals who consume excessive amounts of purine-containing foods including steak, organ meats, shellfish, wine, beer, and spirits—which were once only regularly available to the aristocracy. Now, anyone can get gout if they regularly consume the wrong foods and […]

7 Tips to Avoid Nail Fungus

With summer weather in full swing, walking around barefoot or with sandals on is a great way to show off your beautiful feet. Unless of course you are cursed with fungal toenails, and infection that can result in thick, yellow, brittle and even stinky nails. The cause of this nail infection is actually a microscopic […]

Bunion Complications

Bunions are a fairly common foot deformity that usually affects the joint of the big toe, but the pinky toe may also be affected. The bunion (or bunionette when it appears on your pinky toe) appears as an enlarged bump on the side or top of the big toe. Initially, there may not be much […]

Tips for Preventing Nail Fungus

Summer is the time to show off your feet, so it can be embarrassing and frustrating when you develop a fungal infection in your nails. Many people do not realize that they have foot fungus until it has spread and caused changes in the nails’ shape, thickness, and color. Fungus thrives in warm, humid conditions, […]

Hammertoe Surgery

Despite the numerous conservative non-surgical options that are available for treating hammertoe, a toe deformity that causes the toes to bend, sometimes surgery is necessary for correcting severe cases. A skilled podiatrist like Dr. Russell Samofal of Podiatry Center of New Jersey specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and has the expertise to treat […]

Types of Bunion Surgery

Bunions are one of the most prevalent foot conditions podiatrists see. Bunions are enlarged toe joints (typically the big toe) that develop over time, and can form due to a number of reasons such as flat feet, arthritis, genetics, or continued pressure from ill-fitting shoes. Although prevention and early intervention are ideal, many people do […]

How to Ease Your Bunion Pain

Bunions are a common foot condition, but often people will not seek treatment until they have progressed to a painful and advanced stage. A bunion can develop from excessive pressure in the toe area that eventually shifts the big toe joint out of alignment and causes the big toe to point towards the second toe. […]

Treating Hammertoe

There are many podiatric conditions that affect the toes, which like any problem, should be treated at the earliest detection. Hammertoe is a deformity that results in toes that are bent into hammer-like shapes, which are often accompanied by calluses or corns. Hammertoe affects many people with muscle imbalances in their feet and especially those […]