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What is the cause of my toe pain?

Bunions

Bunions can cause pain and discomfort – so it’s best to seek treatment early on. Depending on the severity of you condition, you may be referred for bunion surgery. Alternatively, you may simply be prescribed orthotics or advised to change your footwear. They are a very common foot condition.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement at the base of the big toe. It is caused by the misalignment of a joint and can be very painful. The surrounding tissue can become tender and swollen, causing pain when you walk. The bunion itself may look red and blisters may form on the surface where shoes cause rubbing.

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Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a common complaint of the foot. The abnormal shape of the foot can cause rubbing and pain when wearing shoes. This can lead to secondary problems such as cramps and ulcers. If you have this condition, you may need hammertoe surgery, although other treatments are available.

What is Hammertoe?

Hammertoe is an abnormal buckling of the toes. It is characterized by the big toe being bent at the middle joint. This can cause cramp,corns, calluses, ulcers and infections on pressure points where the buckled joints protrude and rub against the shoes. Hammertoe can make walking painful and difficult. It also alters the appearance of the foot.

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Other causes

Arthritis and joint pain

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