Category: Common Toe Conditions

Hammertoe Symptoms and Treatments

Hammertoe is a condition that can cause the joints of your middle toes to bend in the shape of a hammer, which is how it got its name. Although your big toe is not susceptible to becoming bent in this manner, bunions can cause it to bend in other ways. The main cause of hammertoes […]

How to Treat a Broken Toe

There are many misconceptions when it comes to what should be done about a broken toe. One of the main myths about a broken toe is that if you can walk on the foot, then the toe can’t be broken. This is not the case! A toe may have a minor break or a hairline […]

Gout Can Cause Sudden Foot Pain

A gout attack is a very painful experience that often strikes suddenly and often in the large joint of your big toe. Gout may also occur in the ankles, wrists, and hands. A gout attack is caused by uric acid crystallizing out of the blood and into the joints. The sharp crystals cause extreme pain […]

Stubbing Your Toe Causes Other Problems

Since there are so many nerve endings in your toes, when you stub your toe— usually the big toe — it can feel incredibly painful, even when the injury isn’t severe. Once the initial shock and pain have subsided, you can take a closer look and see how bad the damage is. If you heard […]

How To Treat a Stubbed Toe

Stubbing your toe is often quite a startling and painful experience, since the toes have a limited amount of cushioning tissue to insulate them from any shock and they also have a large number of nerve endings that transmit the sensation of pain to your brain. Oftentimes, a stubbed toe can be very painful without […]

How To Treat and Avoid Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is one of the most common conditions seen by podiatrists. The condition often affects the big toe, but your other toes may be similarly affected. While the origin of this condition is possibly hereditary, it is often exacerbated by wearing tight-fitting shoes, improper cutting of the toenails, and fungal nail infections. A […]

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 […]