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Toes

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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Swollen toes may be caused by a trauma to your toe, like bumping or stubbing your toe. But unexplained toe swelling could be from a chronic issue like gout or even a sign of a heart condition.
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.
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.
Dry skin between the toes is usually caused by a fungal infection known as athlete's foot. Other causes for cracks between toes can arise from contact dermatitis or skin infections.
Your toes can get numb when they're too cold. But other causes of numb toes include circulatory, systemic disease, environmental, and inflammatory issues, so it's important to contact your doctor.
Common toe pain causes include bunions & toenail problems. Toe injuries (sprains & fractures) and medical problems (gout & diabetes) can also cause toe pain.
Wondering why your toes are red? You may have an underlying skin condition like a fungal infection, cellulitis, or an allergic reaction. Other causes of a red, inflamed toes include trauma from an injury to the foot or arthritis.
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.

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