Pain in the 2nd Toe While Walking

Pain in the 2nd Toe While Walking depends first on whether the pain is coming from the base of the second toe joint or whether the toe itself is hurting.




If the tip of the toe, rather than the base of the toes or the ball of the foot is actually what is hurting then follow this guide:

Pain in the 2nd Toe While Walking

The Actual Toe Hurts


Most Common Causes of Pain in the 2nd Toe While Walking

Second toe pain is extremely common because the second toe is usually the longest toe in the foot and as we push off it absorbs almost all of the body weight, especially when we are running! The most common cause of second toe pain is hammer toes, callus pain, calluses, swollen toes that may be broken and predislocation syndrome. These are the most common causes of second toe pain in descending order:

If your toes are crooked and painful they are called hammer toes. This will usually lead to calluses on the tip, bottom and top of the toes. Learn how to treat them!

There are many causes of black toenails, but blood buildup under your toenails is the most common cause. This is especially common if you have started running or wearing new shoes recently. Learn how to treat them!

The toe could be swollen for many reasons, including trauma. Learn how to treat them!

A corn is a hard pebble like callus that forms on the tip, on top and in between the toes. Learn how to treat them!

A callus is usually associated with corns and hammer toes on your toes. Learn how to treat them!

This occurs usually in the second toe, especially if it feels loose or starts to cross over.


Pain in the 2nd Toe While Walking due your Nails

Second toe pain is also very commonly caused as a result of nail injuries that you can learn about here such as thick nails that won’t get thinner and ingrown toenails:

Nail Diseases of the Second Toe


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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.