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Why Do I Have Toe Pain?

Your pinky toe is small, but if it gets injured it can be quite painful. Pain and swelling in this toe could develop from a variety of conditions including a break, tight-fitting shoes, a small bunion, hammertoe, a bone spur, or something else. This toe is particularly prone to injury because it is located on the outside of the foot. Sometimes it is easy to know why you feel pinky toe pain, (like if you dropped something heavy on it or your toe rubs against a tight-fitting shoe) but what is going on inside the toe may not be known. Rest and elevation may bring relief to a painful toe but additional treatment could be needed. If it is difficult to put weight on the foot, the toe seems out of alignment, or you have an open wound, it is particularly important to get it checked by a chiropodist who can properly diagnose the problem and treat it. 

Foot pain is a common problem treated by chiropodists. If you have foot pain, please consult with one of the specialists from Thornhill Foot Clinic. Our chiropodists can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

When you are experiencing foot pain, it’s important to note the type of pain and its location, as this can help determine a diagnosis. 

Pain in the top of the foot may be caused by:

  • Stress fractures

  • Sinus tarsi syndrome

  • Extensor tendonitis

  • Tibialis anterior tendonitis

  • Gout

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Ganglion cysts

Pain in the bottom of the foot may be caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Foot cramps

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Plantar fibromatosis

  • Posterior tibial tendonitis

  • Stress fractures

  • Flat feet

Pain on the side of the foot may be caused by:

  • Ankle sprain

  • Cuboid syndrome

  • Peroneal tendonitis

  • Stress fractures

  • Bunions

  • Corns or calluses

  • Posterior tibial tendonitis

Heel pain may be caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Bone spurs

  • Heel fractures

  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis

  • Sever’s disease 

Pain in the toes may be caused by:

  • Gout

  • Hammertoe

  • Turf toe 

  • Bunions

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Blisters 

  • Arthritis

These and many more conditions can be treated by a chiropodist. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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