Types of Pain in the Toes

Types of Pain in the Toes

Of the painful conditions that can affect the feet, many of them can affect the toes. For example, ingrown toenails, which occur when the nail curls into the skin, can cause pain and swelling around the base of the toenails. Bunions are another painful condition that form bony lumps at the base of the big toe, often as a result of wearing shoes that are too tight. Pain, swelling and bruising will also be present with any broken toes, and walking will be difficult. Gout, which occurs when crystals build up in the toes due to high purines in the blood, can cause pain and stiffness around the joints of the toe. Patients who have pain in their toes that is severe, worsening, or leads to a loss of sensation would be wise to consult with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment option. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with the podiatrists from Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Issaquah, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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