Hi. My name is Dr. John Fritz. I'm going to talk to you today about some common ways to prevent toe problems. Some of the biggest problems we see with the toe are related to the skin. Proper foot hygiene is key. Wash your feet daily. Dry especially well between your toes. You can prevent fungal nail infections. You can prevent athlete's foot infections.
Shoe gear is also critical. Wearing a shoe with a pointy toe box is a recipe for disaster. An extra-depth shoe or a [tube] shoe with a wide toe box allows your toes plenty of room to move around so that they don't rub and cause corns, calluses, blisters, or even digital deformities.
So at the end of the day, proper foot hygiene and proper shoe gear are the keys to preventing digital deformities and preventing digital pain.