The pain of bent and twisted toes

Around 1 in 3 of us will develop misshapen or clawed toes. A hammer or claw toe is the term used to describe a deformity of the 2nd, 3rd or 4th toes where the toe becomes permanent bent at the middle joint and points downward instead of forwards, as though it is hammering on the …

What is a bunion?

A bunion is a bony deformity of your big toe. Bunions often develop over time and are caused by abnormal forces leading to your big toe moving towards your second toe, creating a bony lump on the side of your foot which can become inflamed and sore.

How arthritis can affect our feet

Our feet and ankles can be affected by several types of arthritis including osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis can affect any of the joints in your feet. As you get older, osteoarthritis can be linked to changes in the shape of your feet, which may cause pain. Osteoarthritis often affects your big toe joint. It’ll …

What causes Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis where swelling and severe pain develops in your joints, especially at the base of your big toe. It is caused as a result of an imbalance of uric acid in your body. The main symptom is waking up in the middle of the night with an acute throbbing pain …