Q What is causing my baby toe to hurt and what can be done?
Pain can stem from an acute injury such as jamming or stubbing your little toe on something. This type of injury could result in bruising, dislocation, or a fracture. Wearing open-toed shoes, sandals, or flip-flops could leave your feet vulnerable to a small sliver or splinter under your skin. Symptoms might include tenderness and redness. Those same shoes can cause irritation if they are too tight.
A very common problem with the baby toe is a condition called a tailor’s bunion. It has a characteristic bump; similar to a bunion on the side of the big toe, it is just smaller. This is often called a bunionette.
We can identify the exact reason for your discomfort and provide the treatment to relieve your symptoms. Contact Dr. Harvey Danciger today and make an appointment at our office in Palm Desert, CA by calling (760) 568-0108.