A fungal infection that is quite common and usually easily treated

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

A break of the forefoot (metatarsals) or toe (phalanges). Most of the time, these injuries heal without surgery.

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

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

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

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

Pain in the ball of your foot usually centering on one or more of the five bones under the toes

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

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

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

An infection of the nail and sometimes surrounding tissue

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) offers information on this site as an educational service. The content of FootCareMD, including text, images, and graphics, is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnoses or treatments. If you need medical advice, use the "Find a Surgeon" search to locate a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon in your area.