Q What is causing my toe pain?
There are several possible causes of your toe pain. If your big toe is hurting, it could be due to a condition called hallux limitus. You may feel pain and stiffness that is due to an abnormal foot structure. Another cause is a form of arthritis called gout. A gout flare-up in the big toe joint typically leaves a patient with sharp, sudden pain and inflammation. A pinched or irritated nerve in the ball of your foot causes a condition called Morton’s neuroma, and your toes can feel the effects of this as well. A sprain, stress fracture, and deformities such as bunions or hammertoes can cause discomfort as well.
With so many reasons for toe pain, it is important to visit our office for accurate treatment and diagnosis. Call Harvey R. Danciger, DPM at our office in Palm Desert, CA at (760) 568-0108, or request an appointment online.