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Toe Pain: You Have the Problem, But Together We Can Solve It.

Your toes, comprising 14 joints and ligaments, are crucial in balance and movement. When toe pain strikes, it can be surprisingly debilitating. Book your appointment now so, together, you and Las Vegas podiatrist Dr. Pardis Kelly can devise a treatment plan and get rid of your toe pain. Act now for toe pain relief.

A Few Common Causes of Toe Pain

Toe pain can have many causes. Here are some that Dr. Kelly most often treats in her office:

  • Arthritis: causes joint inflammation and pain, common types being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Sesamoiditis: resulting from overuse, inflames the sesamoid bones in the foot, causing pain and swelling, particularly in the ball of the foot. Athletes and those putting stress on the forefoot.
  • Morton's Neuroma: a thickening around a foot nerve that causes pain and tingling, commonly between the third and fourth toes.
  • Gout: a type of arthritis that induces sudden and severe pain, swelling, and redness, often affecting the big toe and triggered by uric acid crystal buildup.
  • Ingrown Toenail: occurs when the nail grows into the skin, leading to pain, redness, and swelling, with potential for infection if untreated.
  • Bunions: bony protrusions at the big toe's base cause pain and swelling, influenced by genetics, footwear, and foot structure.
  • Hammer Toe: a toe-bending deformity that can cause pain and corns.
  • Corns and Calluses: thickened skin from friction which leads to pain and discomfort.
  • Broken Bone: which typically results from trauma or overuse and causes pain and swelling, requiring proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • Sprain: sudden twisting of the foot, which has caused damage to the soft tissue of the foot or ankle.
  • Turf Toe: hyperextension injury which causes pain and limited movement at the big toe's base, common in athletes on artificial surfaces.