ATHLETE'S FOOT

A fungal infection that is quite common and usually easily treated

BIG TOE ARTHRITIS

Arthritis of the joint at the base of the big toe; the most common arthritic condition of the foot

BROKEN FOOT OR TOES

A broken bone in the forefoot (metatarsals) or toes (phalanges)

BUNIONS

A swollen, sore bump on the joint that connects your big toe to your foot

CLAW TOE

A common foot deformity in which your toes bend into a claw-like position

CLUBFOOT

An abnormal inward curving of the foot; one of the most common nonmajor birth defects

CORNS AND CALLUSES

Hard skin that grows where there is increased pressure on the foot

FOREFOOT PAIN (METATARSALGIA)

Pain in the ball of your foot usually centering on the bones under the toes

HAMMERTOE

A deformity that causes a toe to become bent upward in the middle so it resembles a hammer

INGROWN TOENAIL

A common condition in which the toenail cuts into the surrounding nail bed causing an infection and pain

INTOEING & OUTTOEING

Conditions in which the feet curve inward or angle out instead of pointing straight ahead; often seen in children

MORTON'S NEUROMA

A thickening of the tissue that surrounds the small nerve leading to the toes

PLANTAR WARTS

A common viral skin infection on the bottom (plantar) side of your foot

SESAMOID INJURIES

An injury of a small toe bone that causes pain under the big toe on the ball of the foot

TOENAIL FUNGUS

An infection of the nail and sometimes surrounding tissue

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