If your big toe hurts when running, there are a couple of reasons this may be happening. Turf toe, or a sprain to the ligaments in the big toe, is one. If you use your toes to push off the ground when you run, but the toe sticks flat to the ground instead of rising up, you run the risk of overextending these ligaments. The injury and pain are sudden and can be severe.Another reason for toe pain is hallux rigidus. This is a type of arthritis that affects runners. It is a chronic condition that gets worse over time without treatment. In order to treat this condition, you might only need to change your footwear or use an orthotic device to provide proper support.To find out more information about toe conditions that cause pain call Dr. Mitchell Wachtel at (888) 616-2512 to schedule an appointment in one of three Massachusetts locations.
Dr. Wachtel and his staff serve their patients with the utmost care at their three office locations in North Andover, Lowell, and Haverhill.
If you’re experiencing toe pain or foot discomfort, seeking podiatry help is a crucial step towards finding relief and maintaining your overall foot health. Podiatrists are specialized medical professionals who are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot and toe-related issues. Whether it’s due to an injury, chronic condition, or simply unexplained discomfort, a podiatrist can provide personalized care and treatment options tailored to your specific needs. Ignoring toe or foot pain can lead to worsening conditions and potential complications down the road! Contact our podiatrist early and take care of this sooner than later! Don’t let toe or foot pain hinder your quality of life – reach out to a podiatrist and take the first step towards a pain-free future.