The human foot consists of bones and soft tissues that support the weight of your body, Your toes play two very specific roles: they provide balance (especially the big toe) and they help to propel you forward when you walk or run. Painful toes may be the result of injury, disease, poorly fitted shoes or ageing. As you get older, it's even more important to pay more attention to the health of your toes.
Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the big (great) toe. They're caused by the constant pressure from the nail-edge into the skin of the toe. Prevention is definitely the best approach, though there are preventative steps you can take, as well as surgical and non-surgical treatments.
A hammer or mallet toe is a type of deformity in which your toe bends or curls downwards. It occurs when the muscles, tendons or ligaments that normally hold the toe straight, become imbalanced. While it can affect any toe on your foot, it most occurs on the second or third toe
Claw feet or claw toes is a condition in which your toes bend or curl into a claw-like position. It's often seen on people with high foot arches. Claw foot may be present from birth, or your feet can become bent later on. It's usually not a serious problem on its own, but it can be uncomfortable.