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.
Fungal toenail infections can be ugly, painful, and smelly. Since a fungal toenail infection predominantly occurs underneath the nail, it can be difficult to treat the infection completely and prevent it from coming back.
Wearing uncomfortable, ill-fitting, or lesser-quality footwear can lead to a host of foot and ankle problems, as well as foot injuries and even foot deformities over time. Use this checklist to make sure you choose the best shoe to head off foot issues before they start: Footwear should have a comfortable, durable design, be made […]