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Your little piggies are important for balance. But when they get stubbed, broken, or have a toenail issue, there’s nothing cute or funny about it.

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Toenail pain can be caused by an ingrown toenail, a stubbed toe, or an infection. See your doctor if your pain is not improving or if it’s red and swollen, which is a sign of an infection.
An ingrown toenail is when the nail grows into the surrounding skin or nail bed. It can lead to infection and be surprisingly painful.
A Morton’s neuroma occurs when tissue grows and presses on a nerve in your toes. It can cause pain in the ball of your foot, and pain, burning, and tingling in the toes. The main causes are wearing high heels and tight shoes.
Experiencing big toe pain can also cause pain when walking, swelling in the toe, or discoloration of the big toe. Common causes of pain in the big toe are a broken or sprained big toe, nerve damage, or gout.
Gout is a type of arthritis that typically attacks the big toe, but it can affect knees and sometimes other joints. Uric acid builds up in the joint causing the pain and inflammation.
Toenail fungus is usually caused by a type of fungus called dermatophytes. It affects the toenail and the area underneath the nail and causes color changes, thickening, and separation from the nail bed.

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