This is pain in the forefoot around the knuckles of the lesser toes. There are several causes, but only rarely is there a serious cause.


Pain under the base of the toes, occasionally with tingling in the toes and deformity of the toes.


An X-ray may be helpful; ultrasound or MRI scanning can be very useful.


This depends on the cause. As a rule non operative treatment is initially used, however if this fails surgery may be possible.

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