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Should I wear shoes with a broken little toe?

Should I wear shoes with a broken little toe?

Yes: As long as the shoe is not narrow, it should be okay to wear shoes. The stiffer the shoe the better to reduce movement of the 5th digit. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Every time i wear closed shoes, my little toe hurts me. What are the possible reasons ans solutions?

Every time i wear closed shoes, my little toe hurts me. What are the possible reasons ans solutions?

Hammer toe corn: Several causes: hammertoe deformity, curly varus hammertoe. Localized bursitis of the toe. Shoe toe box to narrow. Use lambs wool or foam or silicone shield. If you have had skin on toe see podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Little toe - pain anytime i wear shoes(sneakers, etc.) hard skin (corn) but pain all the time unless I am not wearing shoes. What can be done?

Avoid pressure to it: This is very common. The little toe is rubbing the side/end of the shoe and becomes sore. There can be a callous or corn and sometimes a pad will help. Sometimes there is a underlying bone spur to the area and surgery can remove it. Sometimes just changing the shoe choice will resolve the problem. If the pad and shoe choice do not help see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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The outside of my right foot - just below my little toe - is in major pain on a daily basis. I wear good shoes with Dr. Scholls inserts. Advice?

Weight shift.: Try taking the Dr. Scholls inserts out of your shoes for a few days. See if, by removing the inserts, the weight on the lateral side of the foot is off loaded, thereby reducing the pain. ...Read more

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Woke with severe pain left little toe joint. No injury remembered but has been hurting a little for weeks. I don't wear tight shoes or heels.

Woke with severe pain left little toe joint. No injury remembered but has been hurting a little for weeks. I don't wear tight shoes or heels.

Get it checked: Trauma and shoe irritation would be the most likely reasons. Check between the toes for signs of irritation or a soft corn. If nothing unusual is noted, have a podiatrist evaluate it. You may need x-rays to check for occult fracture or arthritis. ...Read more

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Why does only my right little toe hurt with shoes on but not when off?

Tight shoes: It sounds like your shoes may be too narrow and therefore tight on your foot. Try changing shoes. ...Read more

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My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

No: Otc toe straighteners do not straighten toes. They can cushion the area but that's all. The cause is complicated but the easiest answer is the tendons aren't pulling properly. Surgery is the only way to straighten the toe v. ...Read more

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Hard skin on little toe, hurts, shoe hurts too?

Hard skin on little toe, hurts, shoe hurts too?

Corn: It seems that at minimal you have a corn. You need to wear shoes that don't rub on the toe and need to see a podiatrist to treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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