My Toes Hurt to Walk On

My Toes Hurt to Walk On due to three three main reasons: Nail Problems, Toe Problems and Ball of the Foot Problems. Nail pain is usually caused by ingrown toenails and very thick fungal nails. It is also possible to have a black toenail that is the results of blood buildup. Toe pain can occur due to hammer toes and swollen toes. While the cause of ball of the foot pain can be caused by metatarsalgia and capsulitis most commonly.


1)Nail Problems

Click on the above link to gain access to home treatment guides for each of the following nail conditions.

Nails are usually in pain because they can get long toenails and thick which creates a great deal of pain when the toes are pressing against the floor and the shoes. These nails are usually infected with nail fungus that would need to be removed if the nails were to become normal again. These nails are at a very high risk for becoming ingrown toenails.

You may also develop severe calluses around the toes and the nails.

My Toes Hurt to Walk On
My Toes Hurt to Walk On

Nail Fungus


2) 2nd through 4th Toe Pain

Click on the above link to gain access to home treatment guides for each of the following 2nd, 3rd and 4th toe conditions.

The most common causes of small toe pain are hammer toes,swollen toes, corns, blisters, calluses, predislocation syndrome and crossing toes. Each of these problems are explained and treated in the above guide.


3)Big Toe Joint Pain

Click on the above link to gain access to home treatment guides for each of the following big toe joint conditions.

The most common problems associated with the big toe joints are a bunion which is a big toe that is angled in, hallux limitus which is a stiff big toe joint with very little motion and sesamoiditis which is pain underneath the big toe joint.



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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.