Common Foot and Toe Ailments

The most common foot and toe ailments take place in the big toe, the ball of the foot and in the heel. The following list shows how common they are and what to do about them.


Common Foot and Toe Ailments

The Big Toe Ailments

This is the most famous of all big toe problems, it occurs when the big toe forms a large bump that can be both painful and “not pretty” during open toe shoe season.

This pain appears for one or two days and presents with extremely painful throbbing pain that is impossible to stand for a little while! This is officially the most common “arthritis” in the body, although it is very quickly and easily treated.

This is basically just a very stiff and painful big toe. It is still very straight, but it feels like it is jamming against the front of your shoe and has difficulty bending when you move your foot.


Ball of the Foot Ailments

This is basically just the inflammation of the toe joints at the base of your toe. It becomes painful to put any pressure on your toes or bend them at all.

This is a wastebasket term that basically means sore feet. If you are standing for a long time, wearing tight shoes or just moving around a good deal, this treatment guide will show you how to take care of that!

This feels like a pebble in your shoe. It shows sharp, shooting and numbness throughout the 3rd and 4th toes.


Back of the Foot Ailments

This is perhaps the most common cause of foot pain. This results from the ligaments across the bottom of your foot being stretched out and causing heel and arch pain. Follow the complete four stage treatment guide to get rid of this pain!

This is very similar to plantar fasciits, but over time when the plantar fascia pulls on the heel bone- it eventually develops a spur!


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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.