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Why does my toe hurt?

There are many potential causes for toe pain, from ingrown toenails, capsulits, arthritis, blisters, and corns to sprains, fractures, and even deformities. However, you can usually narrow down the list based on the symptoms, or in some cases the type of injury.

Feeling pain in the toeIf your toe joints are beginning to curl and you can’t straighten them back out without grabbing them with your hands, you may be in the early stages of hammertoes, claw toes, or mallet toes. These can occur alongside another type of toe pain, bunions (in which a bump forms on the edge of the foot at the base of the big toe) or even bunionettes (where the bump is at the pinky toe instead). The big toe can be sprained due to an overextension injury—this is called turf toe—or even broken, usually when you’ve dropped something heavy on it.

Whatever the source of your toe pain, Family Foot and Ankle Center in Cincinnati can help you find it and treat it (or at least help you keep your symptoms in check). Give us a call at (513) 728-4800 or (859) 282-1572, or contact us via this website. You’ll be glad you did.

Dr. Cynthia Miller
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Dr. Cynthia Miller is a board certified podiatrist who has been established in the Cincinnati area since 2004.