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Toe Deformities

About toe deformities

Deformities of the smaller toes include hammertoes, claw toes and mallet toes. We can treat toe deformities in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.

Each condition affects a different bone/joint in the toe:

  • Claw toe is where the toe is raised up at the first joint giving it a claw-like appearance.
  • Hammertoe affects the middle joint in the toe and the top part of the toe bends under itself.
  • Mallet toes is similar to hammertoe except it affects the top joint and only the uppermost part of the toe bends under.
  • Tailor’s bunion is similar to a big toe bunion except it forms on the little toe instead.

There are several things that can cause deformities of the smaller toes including a congenital condition, wearing shoes that are too tight, a bunion of the big toe, an injury or damage to tendons in the foot, arthritis and diabetes. We can treat toe deformities in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.

What are the symptoms of a toe deformity?

All the toe deformities listed above have similar symptoms:

  • Pain when wearing shoes
  • Difficulty finding shoes that are comfortable
  • Callouses or sore skin wear toes rub together

Diagnosing a toe deformity happens via a physical examination. However, if your doctor suspects any nerve damage, there maybe be additional tests. Big toe deformities include bunions, where the big toe is pushed into the other toes. Having a big toe bunion can cause deformities in the other toes.

What treatments are available?

There are several treatments for smaller toe deformities that are designed to stretch and support the affect toes:

  • Wearing specially-designed shoes with pads that help to straighten and properly align the toes.
  • Stretching exercises to keep the tendons flexible and relieve tightness.
  • Night splints can also be worn to help stretch and straighten the toes whilst you sleep.

Surgery is the last option when the above treatments have not been successful, particularly if the toes have become rigid and inflexible. Book your treatment for toe deformities in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Worksop. You can also follow us on social media.

 

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