Category: Common Toe Conditions

Ingrown Toenails Dig Your Skin

Ingrown toenails are a notoriously painful condition that occurs when the side of your toenail digs into the tender skin on the edge of your toe. Your toenails normally grow along the surface of your skin, but for a variety of reasons the edge of the nail can dig into the skin causing pain and […]

Some Causes of Big Toe Pain

Pain in the big toe is a complaint often addressed by podiatrists. There are several common causes of pain in the big toe, but it isn’t always easy to determine the correct diagnosis without the help of your foot care professional. A problem with the big toe can be caused by disease, injury, or a […]

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 […]