There are a many number of reasons why you can experience pain in your toes while you are walking. Pain in your toes is a fairly common condition in the UK, and today, we are going to find out some of the causes of the pain. There is a lot going on in your toes, and so there is a lot of things that can cause pain in them. We aren’t able to get into all of the conditions in this article. However, we can go into some of the more common causes and the ones that will affect you when you walk.

The toes are a complex structure made up of skin, bone, blood vessels, nerves and soft tissues. With all of this going, it isn’t hard to see why there are some many causes to pain in your toes while walking. Here are just a couple of the things that can cause you pain in your toes while you are walking:

  • Cuts
  • Scrapes
  • Bunions
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Corns
  • Blisters
  • Gout
  • Infections
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Bone fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Morton’s Neuroma

What to look out for

With so many causes of toe pain, you may think that it is very hard for a doctor to know what is wrong with your toes. However, there are telltale signs that can help your doctor see the cause of the pain and then recommend you the correct treatment for it.

Some of the signs to keep an eye out for include:

  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth
  • Dry skin
  • Stiffness
  • Toenail deformity
  • Burning
  • Bruising
  • Toes at an odd angle

A foot doctor will look for any of these signs during your visit to them, but it worth pointing out to them what you have found as well. They may also ask you about your medical history, if you have diabetes, for example, this can explain your condition. They will examine your feet and maybe need to do a couple of tests, like x-rays, and then they will give you their diagnosis and provide you with a treatment plan.

Depending on the condition that you have, the treatment can vary. Some treatments are easily done at home with creams and medication that you can get over-the-counter at a pharmacy. Other treatments can include surgery, for things like ingrown toenails. The treatments that you receive will depend on the condition that you have and how far along it is.

We really hope you found this post helpful in finding out the possible cause of your pain while you are walking. To find out more even information about any of the conditions mentioned in this article, please continue on through our blog. We have plenty of items on here relating to common foot and toe conditions that can affect you while you are walking.

If you do have pain while you are walking then, it is best to consult with a specialist foot doctor. They will be able to help you find the issue and resolve it. If you would like to consult with one of our specialist’s, then please feel free to give us a call, we are always more than happy to help.