Pinkie Toe Pain

Pinkie toe pain is most common after hitting your pinkie toe against something and wondering if it is broken or not. We provide a guide to see whether your toe is broken or not! But remember the only way to be 100% sure is to go to your podiatrist and get some X-rays.


Pinkie Toe Pain


Broken Pinkie Toe vs Bruised Pinky Toe:

  • Feel for a deformity – if it is uneven it is a broken toe.
  • Wiggling your toe- if no severe pain or rubbing/popping sound, may not be a break.
  • If your toe is extremely swollen (2x the size)- it may be broken.
  • Compare that toe to your other foot, if it looks shorter or bent – it may be broken.
  • Check your temperature- after a break you are more likely to have the surrounding area inflammed.
  • The only way to know 100% is to go visit your foot doctor or podiatrist!


Other Pinkie Toe Pain Causes:

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Skin Problems:

Calluses are thick patches of skin that appear in sites of friction against the shoe, the floor or any other part of the foot. The danger is a blister can form underneath the callus!

A corn looks like a little pebble that can form, they usually even occur with a callusaround them. This can be exceptionally painful.

Follow our at home pain relief guides, how to trim your nails properly and even how to remove them permanently.

These occur from stubbing your toe, so learn how to deal with them properly! Is it broken or is it just bruised, find out with this guide.


Bone and Joint Problems:

  • Little Toe Bunion (Bunionette)

This is when you toe looks really big and as if though its popping out at the base.

This is when you have a crooked or curved toe.


5th Metatarsal:

  • Jones Fracture

  • Cavus Foot- Styloid Process Protrusion

  • Os Vesalanium



Other Common Causes of Pain in the Small Toes:

Most Likely:

Ball of the foot:

5th Toe


For more on Broken Pinkie Toe Pain:

Good Luck!