Category: toe condition

2 Major Causes of Toenail Trouble

Avoid potential problems with your toenails by always giving them a thorough inspection when you are trimming or polishing them. Look for signs of thickening and yellowing of the nail that may be the indication of fungal toenail infection. Redness and swelling at the edge of a toenail may be a sign of an ingrown […]

Badly Bent Hammertoes May Require Surgery

Surgical procedures are often needed when hammertoes become badly bent and start to create constant pain and discomfort, especially whenever you try to wear shoes. Painful, oozing corns and broken, red blisters often develop on the top of badly bent hammertoes, neither of which our podiatrists at Your Next Step want you to experience! When […]

A Stubbed Toe Might Be Broken

Your feet and toes contain a large number of nerves and a limited amount of cushioning so stubbing your toe can feel like a huge injury because a multitude of signals are being sent to your brain but the reality is that very little damage has been done. So stubbing your toe sends a lot […]

3 Ways to Prevent Ingrown Toenails

Pain and discomfort from an ingrown toenail can sneak up on you so you may not even be sure what the problem is until you see swelling, redness, and oozing on your toe. This condition can be extremely debilitating as the nail grows into your tender toes. Sometimes it can progress to an open sore, […]

5 Excellent Hammer Toe Treatments

Hammertoes are a toe deformity that results from a tendon and muscle imbalance. It is thought to be an inherited anomaly and is often made worse by wearing high heeled shoes. An injury to the toe or complications from arthritis can also cause this condition. Wearing shoes that are properly fitted and that provide proper […]

Ingrown Toenails Really Hurt

The edge of your toenail often has a tendency to grow into the soft tissue on the side of your toe, especially if you often wear tight fitting shoes like high heels. This condition can be extremely painful, and it’s very possible that it could lead to a serious infection. A leading cause of ingrown […]

Severe Hammertoes May Need Surgery

There is a multitude of situations where treating the complications of hammertoes can require the need for a surgical intervention. When the toe becomes significantly bent in the shape of a hammer to the point that corns are developing on the top of the bent digit, the pain can become unbearable. At this juncture, you […]

A Stubbed Toe Can Cause Problems

A stubbed toe can be intensely painful at the moment it happens because there isn’t any cushioning on the front of your toe to absorb the blow. Many nerve endings are in your toes so it at first feels like a severe injury even when it is only minor. But since it can be hard […]

Why is My Toe Bent?

All four of your smaller toes are susceptible to a condition called hammertoe. The big toe is the only one not potentially affected. Hammertoe is a progressive deformity that will only worsen the longer it goes untreated and the toe can become permanently bent in the shape of a hammer or mallet, often causing additional […]

Learn About Ingrown Toenail Prevention

The pain, redness, tenderness, and swelling of an ingrown toenail can be quite debilitating. Not only are they unattractive, but they also really hurt! Ingrown toenails are particularly problematic for women, who have almost four times as many foot problems as men over their lifetimes. This may largely be due to the fact that high […]

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