Tennis Toe

Tennis requires a lot of stopping, starting and changing direction, which has made it the headlining sponsor for a common sports injury called tennis toe. Frequent sudden changes in direction can lead to bleeding under the big toenail, which can be both painful and less than attractive.

Causes of Tennis Toe

Not limited to just tennis, the condition is caused by the big toe and toenail being constantly jammed against the tip of the shoes. The blood is trapped under the toenail, which places pressure on the nerves, which is what causes the pain.

When Should You Seek Treatment for Tennis Toe

If tennis toe is merely unattractive, there’s really no need to treat it beyond taking steps to ensure it doesn’t get worse. It’s important to keep your toenails trimmed and wear shoes that will give your toes ample space. Shop at sporting good stores where the staff is trained to properly fit shoes for athletes. We can offer local recommendations if you need them.

Treatment For Tennis Toe

But if the tennis toe is causing you pain, it’s important to relieve the pressure from the pooled blood. We can drain the blood by pushing a small hypodermic needle through the toenail. It sounds a lot worse than it really is, but we promise, it won’t hurt. We’ll also recommend that you change your shoes and give your foot a rest so it can recover.

 

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment

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Staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took us back immediately and no waiting for doctor to come in. Dr Settles-Carter was amazing with my little girl. She took her time and explained every detail to my daughter. As we were leaving my little girl said Dr Settles-Carter was the best doctor ever. Coming from a 10yr old.

Bert King

It took some work, and patience, but my feet are much better now. Dr. Freels worked with me to find exercises, and more importantly, the right shoe to wear. So nice not to dread going into work, for the pain of simply walking. Despite what another review here says, they've never tried to sell me any shoes there, have always left the choice up to me.

Robert Griffith

The staff was very courteous. However, the care provided by Dr. Carter and the staff in the back was exceptional! I finally had answers for my health concerns and issues and a course or plan of treatment including the costs of the services they provide. I especially liked the hours of operation...I can see a doctor for the treatment I need without having to use my personal and sick days! Love the flexibility. Lastly, the ambiance esthetics were relaxing and beautiful.

Bonnie Ogle Taylor

The entire staff at Lexington Podiatry was very welcoming and friendly. Jill went out of her way to make sure my daughter was taken care of. We appreciate being seen so quickly (it would have taken weeks to have seen an orthopedist for her foot injury). Now, she is on the road to recovery! Great office, thanks everyone!

Team Wade 24

Had a great experience! Everyone was very nice, it was clean, the doctor took time to listen to me. She showed me my x-rays and explained them to me. I would recommend them to family and friends.

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