A common contributing cause is tight calves, and that’s why it is so important to stretch them regularly to prevent future foot and leg issues. Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, knee pain, plantar fasciitis to name a few can all originate from tight calf muscles.
The big toe is important for functions such as stability and walking so pain in the big toe can be quite unpleasant. The first metatarsophalangeal joint is the main joint that connects the big toe to the forefoot. So what is causing the pain?
Podiatrists are foot health experts who are university-trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Often, these conditions stem from other underlying health issues such as diabetes, stress fractures and arthritis.