Toe articles

Bunions

If the joint connecting your big toe to your foot is swollen, sore or has a bump, you might be dealing with a bunion. It’s an extremely common problem affecting middle to late-aged women. This deformity is often attributed to wearing...

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Phalangeal Injury (Foot)

Almost one-quarter of all bones in the human body are in the foot, which works to provide you with movement and support. Broken bones in one of the phalanges is often quite painful, but it isn’t normally disabling. Most of the time,...

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Flat Foot (Pes Planus)

Flat foot, sometimes known under the medical term pes planus, is when the arch along the inside of your foot is flattened, which allows the entire sole of the foot to touch against the floor when standing.  Even though the condition is...

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First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Sprain

The simplest definition of this condition is referred to a sprain of the main joint of the big toe.  It happens whenever the toe ends up being bent up forcibly into hyperextension or hyperflexion.  An example is when an individual is...

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Diabetic (Charcot) Foot

Diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar levels are elevated in about 6 percent of those within the US, which equates to roughly 16 million individuals. Diabetes is also rapidly growing in other Western countries, Europe and Africa....

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis tends to be the most common causes of heel pain. This plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that connects the toes and the heel bone together. It supports the arch in your foot. When the plantar fascia becomes too tight,...

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Jones Fracture

The fifth metatarsal bone is the small bone along the outside of your foot, and is prone to both regular fracture and a stress fracture. A fracture through the top of the bone is known as a Jones Fracture. Regular fractures to the fifth...

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Claw Foot

Claw foot is a type of foot deformity. The toe that is closest to the ankle is bent upward and the other joints are bent downward. Essentially, the toe resembles a claw. The condition can be present at birth or develop later on in life...

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Foot Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a significant cause of disability within the US and UK.  Regardless of how young or old you are, arthritis can strike.  It means a pain in the joint.  Arthritis tends to be used widely about a number of different conditions....

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Claw Toe

Many people end up blaming the claw toe foot deformity on wearing shoes that squeeze the toes, such as high heels or shoes that are too short. Claw toe also results from nerve damage attributed to alcoholism or diabetes, which weakens the...

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Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

The fifth metatarsal bone is the small bone along the outside of your foot, and is prone to both regular fracture and a stress fracture. Regular fractures to the fifth metatarsal (sometimes known as the 5th met) are caused by running at...

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Foot Stress Fracture

There are many different fractures that can occur in the foot, with stress fractures being some of the more common foot fractures. A stress fracture is usually a crack found in the bone.  They tend to develop from being overused, such as...

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