Category Archives: Conditions

Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)

Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe) Overview This condition, also known as hallux limitus, is a form of degenerative arthritis that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. It causes pain and stiffness in the big toe, which increases over time as the toe becomes increasingly rigid and hard to bend. Causes In […]

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails Overview An ingrown toenail occurs when the corners of a nail curl downward and grow into the skin on the edge of the toe, causing pain and swelling. Causes The most common cause of ingrown toenail is improper trimming of the nail. Rounding off the nail or cutting it too short can make […]


Sesamoiditis Overview This condition is an irritation of the sesamoid bones, which are located within the tendons that slide along either side of the bottom of the big toe. The sesamoid bones, each about the size of a kernel of corn, provide leverage for the tendons that control the big toe. Causes Sesamoiditis is caused […]