When it comes to healthy feet, you should not ignore taking care of your toes. Here are three ways you may be harming your toes.
Ingrown toenails generally occur on the large toe of your foot and can cause significant pain and serious infections.
Hammertoes are not only known for being troublesome, but they are generally caused by uncomfortable shoes. It’s not a surprise to learn that professional models frequently develop foot and ankle issues.
Hammertoes involve joint changes in the toes because of an unusual arrangement of toe muscles which causes increasing pressures on the tendons and joints.
Fungal Toenails or “toenail fungus” is often a very nasty surprise. Toes are made brittle, have an odor and more often develop infections due to this condition.
From genetics and in-utero positioning to ill-fitting footwear and bunions, many things can cause the toes to bend out of shape and overlap.
Gout is a unique type of arthritis that is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the joints.
You might not even know it, but your big toe contains two unique structures that are made of small pieces of bone surrounded by a tendon. They make it easier for us to use our feet for activities that involve a pushing off motion, like running or climbing, by creating smooth movements in the big toe. These structures are called sesamoids.