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Toe Pain - Causes - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - Pain Relief

Information on toe pain, arthritis, conditions, causes, diagnosis, symptoms, pain relief, prevention, surgery and treatment. Excess uric acid crystals can collect in and around the joints of the big toe causing gout attacks. Forefoot problems such as hammer toes, claw toes, mallet toes, and bunions often develop as a result of arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis.
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Top Foot Spa/Baths
A luxurious soak in a warm foot spa/bath helps relieve aches and pains. Great for arthritics!

Corns and calluses
Corns and calluses are thickened layers of skin caused by repeated pressure or friction, usually on the feet or hands. Deformity from arthritis can provoke their formation. (Illustrations)

Toe Pain
An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and toe pain.

Bunion Removal
A bunion is a painful deformity of the bones and joint between the foot and the big toe. Surgery is recommended to correct the deformity, reconstruct the bones and joint, and restore normal, pain-free function.

The Gout Guide: Free E-Course Newsletter
We have designed this our free e-course to guide you to better understand gout: Information on causes of gout, what causes gout symptoms, treatment, prevention, history, diet, pain, medications, researching the cure and more. Subscribe now.

Gout Screening Quiz
Gout is one of the most painful types of arthritis. Do you have symptoms which are associated with gout? Do you have a lifestyle which increases the risk factors associated with gout? Take our Gout Screening Quiz.

The Gout Quiz - Test Your Knowledge
How much do you know about gout? You probably heard of it, but do you know the difference between purines and probenecid? Do you know what you need to do to prevent gout attacks? Does your lifestyle put you at risk for gout? Take the Gout Quiz and test your knowledge.

What Are Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)?
Osteophytes, also referred to as bone spurs, develop in joints damaged by arthritis. Toe joints may develop osteophytes.

The Pain Relief Quiz
How much do you know about relieving pain? Pain serves as the signal that something is wrong in the body. There are many pain relieving techniques which can be tried. Do you know about the various pain treatment options? Take the Pain Relief Quiz.

The Pain Quiz - Acute vs. Chronic Pain
There's more to know about pain than the fact that it hurts. Do you know the difference between acute and chronic pain? Do men and women respond to pain differently? How many older people take a painkiller on a regular basis? What is R.I.C.E.? Are there any non-drug pain relievers? How much do you know about pain?

Claw Foot - Claw Toes
Claw foot is a deformity of the toes in which the toe joint nearest the foot is bent upward (from contracture) and the other toe joints bend downward.

Spasms - Toes
Spasms are contractions of the hands, thumbs, feet, or toes that are sometimes seen with muscle cramps, twitching, and convulsions (tetany). They can be severe and painful.

Foot Care - Guide To Foot Care and Common Foot Problems
Learn more with this guide to foot care and common foot problems.

Clubbing of the fingers or toes
Clubbing is a broadening and thickening of the fingers or toes with increased lengthwise curvature of the tip of the nail, and flattening of the angle between the cuticle and nail.

Nail Abnormalities - Fingernails or Toenails
Nail abnormalities refer to abnormal color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails

Normal Toes
The foot is made up of tarsal bones, metatarsal bones and phalanges

Hammer toe
Hammer toe is a deformity of the toe in which the end of the toe is bent downward.

Hammer toe (Image)
Hammer toe is a condition where a toe assumes a bent downward position like a claw. The condition can be from birth or aquired from wearing short, narrow shoes. The symptoms of hammer toe include foot pain, callus formation on the sole of the foot or corn formation on the top of the affected toe.

Ingrown toenail
An ingrown toenail is when the edge of the nail grows into the skin of the toe. There may be pain, redness, and swelling around the nail.

Ingrown toenail (Image)
An ingrown toenail is a condition in which the edge of the toenail grows into the skin of the toe. The big toe is most commonly affected. Symptoms include pain, redness, and swelling around the toenail.

Fungal nail infection (Onychomycosis)
This disease is an infection of the nails by a fungus.

Black Toenail
At the end of a long walk or run, you may notice that a toenail has turned black or gray, and may be swollen under the nail. What happened? What's going to happen?

Introduction to Hammer toes
There are four main forms of toe abnormalities, hammer toes, claw toes, mallet toes and trigger toes. A hammer toe can be best described as an abnormal contraction or "buckling" of a toe. This occurs due to a partial or complete dislocation of one of the joints that form the toe. As the toe continues to be deformed, it will press up against the shoe and may cause corns, from Dr. Foot.

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