Swollen toe

A swollen big toe is most common and may be caused by injury to the toe joint from a direct trauma or stubbing the toe. In some cases the nail bed is injured or infected and creates a swollen toe.

Ligament sprains or tear, tendon injuries and fractures are all possible causes of a swollen toe. A bunion can also be a cause of a swollen toe and are more common in women. Bunions are swellings at the base of the big toe and correspond with a lateral pointing toe.
  • Black Toenail

    Black Toenail

    A black toenail or Subungual Hematoma is a common problem resulting from direct trauma and impact to the toe or overuse.

  • Ingrown Toenail

    Ingrown Toenail

    Ingrown toenail or onychocryptis is a common and frustrating cause pain, often caused by improper footwear not allowing the nail to grow properly, or due to poor nail cutting.

  • Hallux Rigidus

    Hallux Rigidus

    Hallux Rigidus is a stiff big toe with pain, swelling and inflammation in the joint. A common cause of big toe pain.

  • Broken Toe

    Broken Toe

    Broken toes can be painful and usually occur as a result of severe impact or trauma to one of the phalanges bones which make up the toes although a stress fracture can occur gradually over time.

  • Dislocated Toe

    Dislocated Toe

    Dislocated toes usually occur from a direct trauma to the toe causing a severe sprain to the toe ligament with phalanges bones in the toe being displaced.

  • Toe Injuries & Toe Pain

    Toe injuries include ingrown toenail, black toenail, fractured or broken toe, dislocated toe, hallux rigidus and hammer toe.