15 Mar Why Am I Experiencing Toe Pain?
It may not seem like it, but your toes do a lot of work. Your big toe bears half of your weight every time you take a step. With that in mind, experiencing toe pain can certainly drag you down. At Cherrywood Foot Care, our team wants to help you get to the bottom of your foot pain and provide you with the care you need to treat your ailment. Continue reading for some possible causes of your toe pain.
Ingrown toenails are a nuisance that many people will, unfortunately, experience throughout their lifetime. An ingrown toenail is a nail that has grown into the side of the toe. These usually occur on the big toe and can become infected and painful. They can happen when you trim your toenails in a curve rather than straight across. Wearing shoes that are too small or tight and strongly curved toes can also lead to ingrown nails. This condition can be recurring, so you may need to visit our office to have the ingrown toenail removed.
A bunion is an unsightly bump on the lower joint of your big toe that can be extremely painful. When the big toe is pulled towards the other toes, a bunion can start to form. Like ingrown toenails, wearing shoes that are too tight can cause them. They can also be caused by arthritis or genetics. If you have bunions, a podiatrist can speak with you about special shoes that can reduce pressure on your big toe. Surgery is also an option, but the recovery process can be lengthy.
Turf toe is a prevalent injury that occurs when you sprain your big toe. It can happen after you jam your big toe or if you repeatedly push hard off your toe as you move. This is a common condition among athletes that play on artificial turf because it has less give than real grass.
Toe pain can be extremely debilitating to deal with and can hinder your ability to walk. At Cherrywood Foot Care, we will determine the root cause of your pain and come up with a treatment plan to make sure you recover. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.