Problems With Your Toes?

Take a good look at your toes. Is one of your toes pointing down instead of out? Does it make an upside-down “V” at the first joint? Ouch. You have a hammer toe. A hammer toe generally refers to any bending or flexion of the toe beyond normal posture. Hammertoes result from muscle imbalance which causes the ligaments and tendons to become unnaturally tight. Causes include the following: Injury to … Read more

Bunions: Causes, Prevention, and Treatments

A bunion is an enlargement on the side of the foot near the base of the big toe (hallux) —the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. A bunion forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. The toe is forced to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump of bone on the foot. Wearing improperly fitted shoes is partly to blame for your bunions, … Read more