Do You Have Toe Pain?

Causes of Toe Pain

Arthritis, including gout, can cause pain in the toes. Gout is an inflammatory condition in which crystals periodically deposit in joints, causing severe pain and swelling. The big toe is often affected by gout.

Treatment for gout includes:

Medication such as colchicine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications, or prednisone
Pain relievers
Daily medication and diet restriction to prevent gout attacks

A bunion (hallux valgus) is a bony prominence along the edge of the foot, next to the base of the big toe. Bunions may occur in anyone, but are often caused by ill-fitting footwear in women. Hammer toes often occur with bunions.

Bunion treatment includes:

Changing to more comfortable shoes; if this is unsuccessful in relieving foot pain, orthotics may be tried. If those are unsuccessful, surgery might be considered.

Hammer toe occurs when the near joint in the toe is bent, creating a hammer-like appearance. The most common cause is a muscle-tendon imbalance, which leads to bending of the toe. Wearing tight shoes often causes hammer toe.

Source: webmd


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