There are many reasons for painful toes from ingrown toenails to painful corns. However many conditions affect toe joints, such as arthritis, gout or infection. Badly fitting footwear can also escalate toe pain and deformity.
Pain in the big toe is common from arthritis to the effects of bunion deformity. Gout can also lead to a very painful big toe.
Treating toe problems can be quick and simple from treatment of corns and callus to removal of ingrowing nails. However, pain in the toe joint can also be treated from footwear changes to splinting with silicone toe props. In some case therapeutic option such as Shockwave Therapy can achieve significant pain reduction. Where surgery may be the most appropriate option our team would refer directly privately or where more appropriate via your GP.