Toe Injury Articles

Dislocated Toe & Broken Toe

Dislocated or fractured toes usually occur from direct trauma to the toe causing a severe sprain to the toe ligament with phalanges bones in the toe being displaced or fractured. There will be severe pain on impact and when trying to bend the toe. Seeing a doctor is recommended to ensure the bone is put …

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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. However, it is possible that a stress fracture can occur gradually over time. The big toe and the little toe are the most commonly fractured as they are …

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Hammer Toe

Hammer toe is a condition which causes one or more of the smaller toes to become bent upwards. The toe can be straightened but if ignored, it may become a permanent deformity. This toe injury is often caused by wearing shoes that are too small as they force the toes into a shortened position which …

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Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenail or onychocryptis is a common and frustrating cause of toe pain. It is often caused by improper footwear that doesn’t allow the nail to grow properly, or due to poor nail cutting. Pain and redness around the side of the toenail are the main symptoms, and infection may occur. Read more on the …

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Black Toenail

A black toenail or Subungual Hematoma is a common problem resulting from direct trauma and impact to the toe or overuse. The toenail turns black from blood between the nail and the skin, which may cause pressure and a throbbing sensation under the nail. This toe injury normally heals by itself but if it is …

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