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Big Toe Pain In Soccer by DrGibson Posted Thu 08 Sep 2011 9:00am As I watched my daughter in soccer last night, I was thinking about several soccer playing patients I have that have sustained injuries.  These injuries happen on a regular basis, and can interfere with continued soccer play.  But some injuries are less problematic and can allow continued play if treated properly.  One such soccer injury occurs ... Read on »
Turf Toe Injury - A Common Problem In Many Sports by DrGibson Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 9:00am Turf toe is a common injury we are encountering more often in our office.  When starting the practice, it was my opinion (and what I was taught) that Turf Toe was an injury from the great toe catching in the turf and not being allowed to move as normal.   This, therefore, only happened in football as the cleat caught in the turf.  Who else plays ... Read on »
Can You Get Turf Toe Without Turf? by DrGibson Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 12:00am On a regular basis, we see patients with injuries on the football field or on the soccer field that presents to the joint at the base of the great toe.  In these individuals, any movement of the big toe leads to significant pain (especially when the toe flexes up – dorsiflexion).  It may also be seen with swelling or stiffness to the big ... Read on »
My F*CKING TOE HURTS!!! by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Thu 12 Feb 2009 12:00am Ever had “gout”?  No?  Then you have no idea what HELL feels like. (BTW:  That is not my foot.  It’s my LEFT one that has been killing me for the last nearly 72 hours.) Let me see if I can define the pain for you.  Imagine tiny little shards of broken glass, inside your big toe joint.  And every time you try ... Read on »
Important Information about Common Foot Problems from America’s Podiatrist Dr. Michael Nirenberg by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Dec 2009 2:01pm Thanks to guest author America’s PodiatristSM,  Dr. Michael Nirenberg for these great insights into some common foot pain problems.  I hope that you have healthy and happy feet, but if any of the foot problems below are an issue for you – please listen to your feet and seek medical attention if necessary.  Treatment and prevention is a whole lot ... Read on »
And In An Instant, It All Can Change by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 02 Aug 2008 9:15am 2 Comments We all know how just one little thing can change the course of our lives forever. One moment. One instant. One second. The same goes with training. I recall training for my first marathon, the Surf City, and during a house cleaning episode I ran my very large, very heavy chair over my big toe, which immediately swelled. I thought for sure ... Read on »
DAYS THREE – SIX POST OP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS OF THE BIG TOE... by Barmac Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 4:25pm Pain became much much easier by day three with the worst discomfort in the night. You are told that you need to keep your foot free of any bedding and obviously to lie on your back in bed. For a stomach sleeper it does take a bit to change a life times habit of going to sleep on your stomach. Fortunately it is my right foot and I sl ... Read on »
Turf Toe Help! by JYorey Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:14pm 1 Comment Turf toe is a condition of pain at the base of the big toe, located at the ball of the foot. The condition is usually caused from either jamming the toe, or pushing off repeatedly when running or jumping. The most common complaint is pain at the base of the toe, but you may also have symptoms of stiffness and swelling. The name turf ... Read on »
When is a Bunion Not a Bunion? by Dr. Marybeth Crane Facebook Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 4:18am It happened again today in my office. A woman came in asking for bunion surgery. She had put up with the pain in her big toe for years and finally had had enough. Many years ago her family physician told her to wait until she couldn’t stand the pain in her foot before discussing surgery with a podiatrist. Like many physicians, she assumed any pai ... Read on »
Toe Story by Stephanie Butland Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 10:02pm It all began in July, with a big, painful blister-type-pustule, full of something green, on the end of the big toe on my right foot. (And we're talking Rowntree's Lime Jelly before those kinds of food colourings became illegal. Lurid. You could actually see that it was green, through the skin.) It burst. It hurt. I thought that would ... Read on »