When toes bend downward unnaturally, causing pain, calluses, or corns, the condition is called claw toe. Sometimes, it is caused by wearing improper footwear, but it can also be caused by a disease, like diabetes. While some foot conditions improve without treatment, this is not the case with claw toe, so it should be treated as soon as possible. Click the button below to learn more about claw toe and how it is treated in both its early and later stages.
Clubfoot is a condition that appears at birth, where the foot is twisted inward and downward, toward the ankle. The calf and leg are typically smaller and shorter than normal too. Clubfoot can be corrected, and treatment usually begins soon after birth. Nonsurgical methods usually work, but if needed, surgery can help. Click the button below to learn more about how babies are treated with stretching and casting and other important details about the condition.
A hammertoe is a toe that is bent abnormally at the middle joint, causing it to curl downward. It is a painful condition, but if diagnosed early on, it can usually be treated using simple methods versus surgery. Click the button below to find out what causes it, how to reduce your risk of developing it, and more.
Intoeing is a common condition that occurs in young children or is present at birth. Patients with this condition are commonly referred to as being "pigeon-toed,” as their feet point inward. the feet point inward. It usually is painless, doesn’t prevent a child from learning to walk, and most children grow out of it. To learn more about intoeing, click the button below.
Metatarsalgia (Forefoot Pain)
Metatarsalgia is an overuse injury that causes inflammation in the ball of the foot. There are several possible causes of metatarsalgia, and some of them can be avoided, like wearing shoes that are too tight or too loose. Click the button below for treatments you can try at home today to reduce pain caused by metatarsalgia.
When a young child’s toes point outward in an exaggerated way while walking, it is called out-toeing. It often corrects itself; however, children with out-toeing should be diagnosed by a foot and ankle specialist to make sure there are no serious underlying issues causing the condition. To learn more, click the button below.