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Toe Issues

Learn more about medical problems that affect toes:

  • Arthritic Big Toe (Hallux Rigidus) - An arthritic big toe causes stiffening of the toe which can make walking painful and more difficult.
  • Bunions - Bunions are bony bumps on the joint at the base of big toes. They can cause the big toe to pushed against the next toe which may or may not cause discomfort.
  • Crossover Toe - Crossover toe occurs when a toe or multiple toes are positioned over another toe.  In most cases, it’s the second toe that crosses over the big toe.
  • Gout - Gout is a problem with the metabolism that can cause sudden pain along with stiffness and swelling in a joint, often the big toe joint.
  • Hammertoe - A hammertoe is a deformity that causes a toe to bend or curl downward instead of pointing forward.
  • Ingrown Toenail - Ingrown toenails are a common problem when toenails grow into the corner or side of the surrounding skin, causing painful swelling, redness, and in some cases, an infection.
  • Sesamoid injuries - Injuries to sesamoids, two pea-shaped bones located beneath the big toe joint, include over-extended of the big toe (turf toe), fracture from overuse or injury, and sesamoiditis.
  • Tailor’s Bunion (Bunionette) - Tailor’s bunion (bunionette) is an inflammation of the bone at the base of the little toe.
  • Toenail Fungus - Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that grows under the nail in the nail bed. It can cause the nail to thicken, yellow or darken, and the edge of the nail may grow ragged and crumble.