Toe & Nail Conditions

Degenerative Join Disease (DJD)

Degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the great toe joint, also called hallux rigidus (literally meaning “stiff great toe”) is when the joint at the great toe becomes, enlarged, misshapen, painful, and stiff. This condition includes mild to severe degenerative arthritis of the great toe joint and symptoms can range from mild to disabling. Read more


A hammertoe is a foot deformity characterized by an abnormal bend in the middle joint of the second, third, or fourth toe. The deformity causes the toe to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer. Read more

Ingrown/Deformed Nail and Nail Abscess

An ingrown toenail (also known as onychocryptosis or unguis incarnatus) occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the surrounding skin. It is a very common condition that can be very painful. The nail often grows so that it cuts into one or both sides of the nail bed. This can cause pain, redness, and swelling. Read more