Why is My Toe Purple?

Why is My Toe Purple?

Purple is a beautiful color, isn’t it? A couple of my aunts really love purple, and when they go to a wedding, they always wear purple hats.  However, while purple is wonderful for hats, unless you just got your nails painted it’s definitely not a color you want to...
How to Treat and Prevent Hammer Toe

How to Treat and Prevent Hammer Toe

Dear Dr. Burk: The big toes on both of my feet point inward, and the second toe is being pushed up on top of the third toe. I also have corns on the top of my toes. The tops of my toes rub against my shoes when I walk, causing me pain. This situation seems to be...
How to Relieve Toe Cramps with 4 Remedies That Really Work

How to Relieve Toe Cramps with 4 Remedies That Really Work

Muscle cramps are harmless, but they can be extremely unpleasant. A cramp in your toe can catch you by surprise and often, the tightening and sharp sensation of a cramp can make you curse in pain. So, is there any relief if you’re suffering with this type of toe...
What Can I Do About an Ingrown Toenail?

What Can I Do About an Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail can be an extremely painful condition. It occurs when the sharp edges of the toenail start growing into the soft flesh at the side of the nail. One of the first symptoms of an ingrown toenail includes pain and inflammation where the nail grows into...
Why Do My Toenails Fall Off?

Why Do My Toenails Fall Off?

A common condition that affects toenails is when they start to fall off or separate from the nail bed. One of the reasons this can occur is trauma to the toe. You might have stubbed it or suffered an injury to your toe while playing a sport or exercising. In most...
How Can I Tell If My Big Toe Is Broken?

How Can I Tell If My Big Toe Is Broken?

Everyone has felt the intense pain of a stubbed toe. The pain, even though it lasts for a couple seconds or more can be excruciating until it subsides. You might feel a little throbbing pain for a few hours before the pain goes away completely. All of this is normal....