Posted by: Michelle | 2009/01/29

Nerve pinching in toe


I have a nerve pinching between 3rd and last toe, its very painful especially when i put pressure on it,(walking and driving) i can actually feel it when i press on my foot,what can i do about it?


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Hello michelle,
Possibilities are either interdigital neuritis (compression/iritation of nerve between metatarsal bones) sometimes caused by wearing narrow shoes combined with long periods of standing.

or metatarsophalangeal joint synovitis (strain of joint between foot and toe) caused by restriction of foot and ankle and too much movement of toe joint. Aggravated by wearing soft soled shoes. Remedy wear hard soled shoes.

For complete assessment see your local osteopath. For more information on osteopathy visit

Best regards

Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath

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