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Information About Toe Problems

Information about common toe disorders such as corns, bunions, neuromas, fractures, and other conditions that may cause pain and discomfort. Learn about these toe problems and what treatments are available.

Bunions
Bunions are a common problem that most people experience as a bony protuberance at the base of the big toe. A bunion, however, is more complicated than simply a bump on the foot. When a patient has a bunion, the big toe angles in towards the other toes, a condition called hallux valgus. Bunions are most common in women, and the cause is most...

What Causes Bunions?
Bunions are a toe condition that can lead to pain of the big toe with deformity of the toe. Bunions are caused by a number of factors including genetics and footwear. Learn what causes bunions.

Injuries to Toes and Toenails
While toes are small, and seemingly hidden from view, a toe or toenail problems can be a big inconvenience and quite painful. Toe and toenail problems are not uncommon. Often the result of poor footwear, these conditions can cause pain and difficulty walking or wearing shoes. Learn about different toe and toenail problems, and what treatments are available for these conditions.

Hallux Rigidus
Hallux rigidus is a common condition of arthritis at the base of the big toe. Arthritis of the big toe is the most common type of arthritis in the foot. Treatment of hallux rigidus may require surgery to remove bone spurs or to fuse the joint.

Ingrown Toenail
An ingrown toenail is a painful toe condition when the nail causes irritation and possibly infection of the surrounding nail fold. Treatment of an ingrown toenail may require partial removal of the nail.

Bunions
Bunions are a common problem that most people experience as a bony protuberance at the base of the big toe.

Athlete's Foot
A common fungal infection of the feet, athlete's foot can be a difficult problem to solve. Tips on prevention and treatment of this condition.

Turf Toe
Turf toe is a condition of pain at the base of the big toe. Usually the result of athletic activities on a hard surface, turf toe is especially common in athletes who compete on artificial turf. Treatment of turf toe is usually helpful, but the condition can return.

Morton's Neuroma
A Morton's Neuroma, (also called a Morton's toe), is a condition that causes pain in the foot due to a swelling of one of the small nerves of the foot.

Bunionette
A bunionette is a condition that causes a painful bump on the outside of the foot. Similar to a bunion, a bunionette is usually caused by footwear that constricts the forefoot.

Hammer Toe
The hammer toe deformity is most often due to wearing compressive footwear. This condition is often seen in association with a bunion.

Sesamoiditis
Sesamoiditis is a condition that causes pain under the base of the big toe in the foot. The sesamoid bones are small bones under the big toe that are prone to inflammation causing sesamoiditis.

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