In a healthy big toe joint, the ends of each bone are covered by a smooth connective tissue called cartilage. Cartilage protects and cushions the bones during movement. Arthritis of the big toe joint (hallux rigidus) commonly occurs because joint cartilage has worn down, leaving bone rubbing on bone.
If you have a bunion, or bunions, you are not alone. Up to one third of all adults suffer from bunions. The good news about bunions is that they are very treatable. My name is Dr. Marc Frankel, and we have created The Frankel FastStep Bunion Correction Program to bring you fast relief, pain-free, step by step.
What is an ingrown toenail? When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This digging in of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling and warmth in the toe.
A bunion at the base of your little toe is called a tailor’s bunion, or bunionette. Most of us can recognize a bunion. It is located near your big toe. However, there is another kind of bunion, often called a tailor’s bunion, located at the base of your little toe.
Playing on artificial turf sometimes results in an injury to the big toe joint. Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint resulting from injury during sports activities. The injury usually results from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint.