Toe Deformities Causes & Effective Treatment

August 29, 2019

Toe DeformitiesToe deformities are one of the common foot problems. It is caused by abnormal positioning of your foot bones, inadequate biomechanics and some specific diseases that affect the bones and tissues of your foot.

It can affect the alignment of your bones, tissues, joints as well as change the arrangement of the weight-bearing joints such as knees and hips. All this end up with several severe problems. The common toe deformities are:

  • Claw Toes
  • Hammertoes
  • Mallet Toes

Cause

Several things cause toe deformities, and it can be present at birth or can occur later due to wearing uncomfortable shoes. Some certain health conditions like diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis that affect your muscles and nerves functioning can cause toe deformities.

Signs

You may feel pain when wearing shoes or get difficulty in finding comfortable footwear. Improperly fitted footwear cause hard skin outgrowths from friction and high pressure. If the signs are ignored or not treated on time may require surgical treatment.

Diagnosis

Toe deformities are diagnosed using the physical examination of the toe. In some cases, when the physician detects nerve involvement, the special tests may be ordered.

Treatment

In the first phase, the toe deformities are treated using conservative treatment measures to restore and maintain the walking ability and reduce pain. It also helps to delay the progression of the deformity.

  • In conservative treatment, the specially designed shoes are worn to heal the problem and prevent skin breakdown. You will be guided to avoid wearing tight and uncomfortable footwear.
  • Surgical treatment is applied if the conservative treatment does not give relive or the deformed toes become immovable and rigid. The surgery helps to restore normal toe alignment and return the foot to normal condition.

So, if you are experiencing pain in the foot, reach us at Bramalea Healthcare to diagnose and treat the problem. We are here to provide you with proper treatment and comfort you need to get rid of heel and foot pain. Call us today to schedule your appointment with registered chiropodists in Brampton.

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