At Podiatry Center of New Jersey, we know our patients who have experienced an attack of gout in the past are not likely to forget what it feels like. Excruciating pain, usually in the big toe, with redness, swelling, and heat surrounding the joint can make it difficult to even stand. Gout tends to rear […]
Hammertoe is a deformity that causes your toes to hold an abnormal position. It can be caused by shoes, the structure of your foot, trauma, and diseases. If you suffer from hammertoe, your toe will have a bend in the middle instead of holding the correct position. You will notice that the toes affected are […]
When pressure forces your toes together in the front of your shoes, it can cause one or more toes to overlap. Initially, this may only be a minor cause of pain and discomfort. As the condition worsens and the toes overlap further and with more force, the formation of painful corns and blisters often occurs. […]
The metatarsal bones are the slender and rather fragile bones that form your toes. Your toes are under an enormous amount of pressure during sporting activities and exercise and even from just standing and walking. When the tissues and structures that form the toes become excessively inflamed it can cause severe nerve-related pain and discomfort […]
A red rash that has been showing up on the feet, toes, and hands of patients has been dubbed “COVID toes” by some foot doctors and dermatologists.
The hammertoe deformity is so named because it causes one or more of your middle toes to bend at the middle joint resembling a hammer. When a toe bends at the tip it is called a mallet toe. When all four small toes bend together you have a condition called claw foot. When your toes […]
Having a painful deformity with your big toe such as hallux rigidus can be quite debilitating since your big toe is an essential part of your mobility apparatus.
An ingrown toenail is a painful condition that is often caused by poor toenail cutting technique. When the sharp edge of the toenail grows into the tender skin on the side of the toe, it can cause pain, bleeding, and infection.
People seem to have many misconceptions about how to treat injured and broken toes. If you have severe pain in your toe and it is difficult or impossible to move, be sure to have the injury evaluated by your foot doctor to ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment and to avoid an ongoing problem.
A bunion is a hard, bony growth that often affects the joint of the big toe, causing the toe to bend and push into the other toes. When a smaller version occurs on the pinky toe, it is called a bunionette.