Nagy Footcare Blog

Why Does My Big Toe Hurt?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on March 27, 2018

Big toe pain can strike at any time. Maybe you feel it when you stand up for the first time in the morning. Maybe after a good workout or at the end of the day your toe throbs. Or maybe as soon as you slide your foot into a shoe that normally fits your toe screams in pain. Regardless of if your big toe pain is an annoyance or if it’s keeping you from activities you love, you should get assessment and treatment from your trusted podiatrist. There's no reason to put up with big toe pain, especially as it can reduce your mobility and disrupt your life.

For those of you asking "Why does my big toe hurt?", there’s a wide range of causes from calluses to bunions or injuries.

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Topics: Ingrown Toenails, Foot Problems, General Foot Pain

Help Your New Hampshire Podiatrist Find the Cause of Your Foot Pain

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on March 20, 2018

Your feet are your means of transportation as well as the foundation for the rest of your body. If they are injured or affected by chronic illness, the pain and discomfort you feel can disrupt your entire routine. Having a reputable New Hampshire podiatrist on speed dial can be the answer to your prayers. If you have the information Dr. Nagy needs before you arrive for your appointment, he can identify the potential problem and have a treatment plan in place in a short period of time.

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Topics: Foot Problems, General Foot Care

Why Does My Toe Hurt On the Side?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on February 6, 2018

If you wake up in the morning and ask yourself "Why does my toe hurt?", you should probably make an appointment with Dr. Nagy to find out the cause. Standing on your feet all day can result in varying degrees of foot pain, but it rarely localizes the pain to the sides of your toes. While you may be able to figure out part of the problem on your own, it's always a good idea to seek medical attention when it comes to your feet. The following may be possible causes of your toe pain, but you should still make an appointment to have your feet evaluated.

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Topics: Foot Problems, Toe Pain

45 Percent of People Have This Foot Problem…Do You?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on February 1, 2018

Do your feet hurt? If you suffer from heel pain, overpronation, or pain in your knees or back when you exercise or stand for long periods of time, like 45% of the population, you may have misaligned feet or ankles. Misalignment doesn’t just occur in your spine, any of your joints can move out of correct alignment, including the many small joints of your foot or your ankle.

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Topics: Foot Problems, HyProCure Treatment

5 Foot Problems That Look Like a Bunion But Aren't

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on January 23, 2018

If you develop a bump on your foot, near your big toe, it’s a logical assumption to think you’re developing a bunion. Even if you think that you know what’s causing your foot problem, you should make an appointment with your trusted podiatrist. There are several other foot conditions that can cause lumps to form on your foot.

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Topics: Foot Problems, General Foot Pain

Walking Tips for Anyone Experiencing Foot Pain While Running

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on January 18, 2018

Do you experience continuous or repeated bouts of foot pain while running? If so, you might want to consider a walking program instead. Running can cause pain that affects your daily activities, alters the way you walk, and causes numbness and tingling in your feet. Running can also lead to serious foot and ankle injury, bunions, hammertoes, overpronation, misalignment, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and other painful problems. See your New Hampshire podiatrist if you're experiencing foot pain. At some point, you may have to ask yourself whether running is really worth it and think about getting your exercise by taking up walking instead.  

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Topics: Foot Problems, Running

Foot Problems You Can Correct with Custom Orthotics

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on January 9, 2018

Custom OrthoticsAre you suffering from foot pain caused by bunions, diabetes, fallen arches, flat feet, foot misalignment, tendonitis, or some other foot, ankle, or toe problem? Custom inserts/orthotics might be the solution you're looking for. Custom orthotics are different from foot pads and inserts you see in a drugstore because they are designed and constructed to support and fit your foot -- not anyone's and everyone's. 

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Topics: Foot Problems, Orthotics

Foot Problems You May Experience as You Age

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on January 2, 2018

As you age, your body undergoes many changes. Your feet have endured a lifetime of carrying you from place to place, running, jumping and constantly moving. Over time, tissues begin to break down and conditions like arthritis become more common.

If you've had foot problems in the past, you may begin to experience more intense foot pain and discomfort. There are several things you can do to make your feet more comfortable and live relatively pain-free.

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Topics: Foot Problems

Cold Weather Foot Problems and What to Do About Them

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on November 22, 2017

Winter is here, which means we’re all getting used to cold temperatures, wet weather, snow, and ice. While we can bundle up against the elements, we also need to make sure to protect our feet. Cold weather can exacerbate painful foot conditions and also increase your risk of other foot problems developing.

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Topics: Foot Problems

Why It’s Important to Acknowledge Foot Pain While Running

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on November 15, 2017

Whether you run for the workout, the challenge, for charity, or for love, it starts with a step. Your feet hit the ground and you’re off. And no matter what you run for, every runner knows that foot health comes first.

Foot pain while running can be an inevitable side effect for runners, signs your body is giving you that should not be ignored. If you experience foot pain and running plays an important role in your life, the following information will help you gain a deeper understanding of why it’s best to be proactive about your feet.

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Topics: Foot Problems, Running

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