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Why do my dress shoes hurt on my big toe?


Fall is here....and so are closed toed shoes!  Many women come in with pain over the top or side of their big toe joint which is worsened in dress shoes. We have spent our summer in open toed sandals that gave our feet plenty of breathing room and now colder temps are here and  boots and pointy toed shoes are back.  The same shoes that fit last year may now cause pain as our feet change. The big toe is the most common place for this as it often has lumps and bumps (bunions and arthritis) where straps and the toe box of shoes often irritate. Initially, we recommend adjusting your shoes and finding those with a more roomy fit. However, if you are still in pain or want to wear "those shoes", call for an appointment today to explore your treatment options with one of our surgeons.

Dr. Misty McNeill
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D.P.M. - Founder of Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic