Why does my little toe hurt when I walk?

Little toe pain can be caused by a number of things including a stubbed toe, broken toe, ingrown toenail, bunions, corns or ill-fitting shoes.

What to do when your pinky toe hurts?

Rest: Try to avoid putting weight on your foot or toe. Ice: Use a cold pack (ice or ice pack wrapped in a moist cloth or towel) on your toe for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day. Compression: Wrap a bandage around your toe. Elevation: Rest with your foot raised up higher than your chest.

How do I know if my toe pain is serious?

Chronic pain or swelling in your feet. Difficulty or inability to bear weight on your feet or walk. Frequent numbness or tingling sensations. Infections in your feet. Intense foot pain. Open wounds that resist healing. Tender and warm areas of your feet, especially if a fever is present.