Toe Pain Overview
Toe pain has a variety of causes ranging from simple toe injury to severe metabolic diseases. The most common cause is simply an injury to the toe, such as “stubbed toe”. Skin afflictions can affect the skin on the toes. Various small toe disorders cause toe pain, such as ingrown toenail, bunions, calluses, etc. Arthritis can cause toe joint pain, including various lesser known types of arthritis. Gout is a disorder that is well-known for pain of the big toe. Any pain-like sensations that are more like tingling, burning, or numbness are called paresthesias, and indicate a nerve disorder. Tingling toes are a hallmark symptom of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, such as in undiagnosed diabetes or as a diabetic complication. Other types of (non-diabetic) neuropathy can also occur.
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- Injury: Injury, also called “trauma” in medical terms, refers to the physical injury to a body part or organ. There are
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- Bunion: Bunions are bony overgrowths occurring on the joint of the big toe. Bunions often affect both feet, but can affect
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- Arthritis: Arthritis is the class of diseases causing joint inflammation. Symptoms include joint pain, joint swelling, joint redness, joint warmth, and
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- Gout: Gout is a disorder of acidic substances in the blood that often causes arthritis-like joint problems. The result is
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- Nerve Disorders: Nerve disorders may affect movement or sensations. Nerves are part of the nervous system, including the spinal cord and central
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