Toe Pain and Injury Treatment
If you have ever stubbed your toe, you know that it can be excruciating. Toe injuries and the pain that accompanies certain health conditions affecting the toes can make life miserable. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available.
Toe pain can affect any part of the toe including the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. These areas can become injured, infected or develop a foot condition that can cause pain.
The pain can be sudden, intermittent or chronic, depending on the circumstances. Pain sensations are also varied. You may feel throbbing, stabbing pain, tingling or burning sensations, or it could be an annoying, dull ache. Some toe pain is so severe you cannot wear shoes or put pressure on the foot or toe.
Some common causes of toe pain include the following toe conditions and you can read more about it by clicking on the link:
When you have toe pain that lasts and does not respond to home treatments or you have pain with swelling, redness and warmth in the affected area, you need to seek medical care. Some toe pain can be a symptom of a serious health condition.
Potential Complications of Toe Pain
Toe pain is not easy to overlook or ignore. An underlying disease, disorder or condition could be causing the pain, and it could be a condition that should not be neglected. When toe pain is mild, over-the-counter pain medication along with rest and a change of footwear may be all that is needed to provide relief. But recurrent or constant pain needs to be addressed.
Pain can be progressive, and the underlying cause could continue to develop into a worsening condition if it is not given medical attention. Resulting complications could eventually lead to permanent damage. Any persistent pain or discomfort should be brought to the attention of your doctor. Pain is the body’s way of letting you know that a problem exists. It is important to listen and act to prevent possible complications such as:
- Chronic pain
- Nerve damage
- Spread of infection
When you have persistent toe pain, contact Dr. Stuart Mogul, New York City’s expert foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Mogul is board certified, with decades of expertise in foot and ankle pain and effective treatments. Schedule your appointment with the best today.