Your toes can become damaged through injury, accident, biomechanical imbalances, and overuse. However, if we had to pick the most common cause of toe pain in our Montgomery County patients, we’d have to say it was ill-fitting shoes.
If life were a movie called “Walking Forward, Staying Balanced,” your big toe would play the leading role. Without your big toe in top form, walking can become difficult and painful.
: Ingrown toenails are a common complaint among the Montgomery County patients we see here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists. An ingrown toenail curves downward into the sides of the nail bed.
The capsule of capsulitis refers to the area at the base of your second toe. There are ligaments located within this capsule that attach your toe to your midfoot. When the ligaments become inflamed, we call it capsulitis.
Tight shoes, careless clipping, and infections are just some examples of things that can mess with healthy toenails.
If a person’s second toe is longer than their big toe, they’re said to have Morton’s toe. About 20% of the population has Morton’s toe. It’s more prevalent in women than in men. There’s nothing inherently bad about this particular toe configuration. However, it can affect the way you walk.
A bunion is one of the most common toe deformities that we see here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists. You can suspect that you’ve got a bunion when: the base of your big to juts outward your big toe is bent at an angle, possibly pushing into your smaller toes you can’t wear shoes that […]
Changes to your feet can happen over time, but they can also happen in an instant – and when you least expect it. You might be going about your day, same routine as usual, but something goes slightly wrong. Maybe you trip over a threshold that you’ve stepped over a thousand times just a bit […]
When people talk about a toe-curling event, they’re usually referring to something that makes them feel embarrassed about someone else’s actions. Cringe-worthy, toe-curling events happen everywhere, every day, which you know if you’ve been watching the news lately! But if you discover one day that one of your little toes is literally curled under and […]
Pain and stiffness in the big toe can be a big deal. The podiatrists at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists want you to know about “hallux rigidus,” the medical term for a form of debilitating arthritis in the big toe. Sports fans may recall that NBA star Shaquille O’Neal suffered from hallux rigidus, causing him to […]