Auteur: Podiatre Montreal

    Several common problems exist that cause pain in the tiptoe. We are very successful in treating them conservatively – surgery is almost never necessary. If you are suffering from tiptoe pain, call today to arrange an appointment at our clinic in Montreal. Bring one or two pairs of your favorite shoes, but do not buy new shoes before your visit.

    The most common causes of tiptoe pain include :


    Metatarsalgia is a general term used to refer to a painful condition of the foot in the metatarsal area of the foot (the area before the toe area, more commonly known as the tiptoe). It is a common foot disorder that can affect the bones and joints of the toes. Metatarsalgia (pain in the tiptoe) often occurs in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsal heads, or in a more isolated fashion, at the head of the first metatarsal (near the big toe). For more information on metatarsalgia.

    Neuromas usually cause pain in the forefoot, especially in the area of the 3rd and 4th toes. The pain may be stabbing, burning, sharp, radiating or it may simply give a strange feeling in the affected area. Typically, removal of the shoe and massage of the affected area will provide symptom relief. For more information on neuromas.


    Sesamoids are small bones located under the head of the first metatarsal. These bones are subject to overexploitation and inflammation. This condition is called sesamoiditis. Treatments focus on eliminating forces applied to this area and reducing inflammation.

    Callus is a thickening of the skin often found on the tiptoes. It can cause severe pain, resembling the feeling of having a pebble in your shoe.

    Don’t live with a pain in your toes. For effective and long-lasting treatment, make an appointment by calling 514 931-6111 or by visiting

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      Podiatre Montréal
      1826 Sherbrooke O,
      Montreal, QC H3H 1E4