Toe Deformities Treatment in Adelaide

Toe Deformities Treatment in Adelaide

Toe deformities can occur due to many different reasons, such as bone deformities, congenital disabilities, strokes, conditions that affect ligaments and tendons, etc

You might notice that some toes on your feet are shaped differently from others. The four small toes on your foot are called the phalanges, and the big toe is called the Hallux. Toe deformities can be present on any of the toes.

Very commonly, we might notice that one of our toes, especially ones ranging from 2nd to 5th toe, is curled.

Some common deformities of the toes include hammer toe, claw toe, and mallet toe and ingrown toe nail. These toes are recognized by which small bones of the toes are curling.

Toe deformities may cause people difficulty finding the correct shoes to wear. Commonly, toe deformities such as hammer toes lead to constant rubbing and friction in shoes leading to callus, corn, cracked heels, and sometimes infections.

Toe deformities may also affect the way you walk. That’s why at Keep Me Walking Podiatry in Adelaide, we can diagnose and help to treat any issues that are caused due to deformities in the toes.

Treatment Options:

After a detailed assessment, some treatment strategies may include:


Shoe wear adjustment


Custom Orthotics

If you are experiencing complications due to toe deformities, please do not hesitate to contact Keep Me Walking Podiatry on 1800962113 today to book an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hammertoe and mallet toe are foot deformities that happen due to an imbalance in the muscles, which normally hold the toe straight. The type of shoes you wear, foot structure, and certain disease processes can contribute to the development of these deformities.
Foot deformities happen as a result of a genetic defect, or birth injury. Sometimes, such deformities are hereditary. They may also, in some cases, result from the harmfulness to the baby of specific prescriptions the mother has ingested during pregnancy.
Because of muscle imbalances, older toes tend to curl into "claw toes." And older people especially older women are prone to developing bunions, in the big toe that causes the end of the metatarsal bone at the base of the toe to angle out.
If you have a toe deformity such as a hammer toe, mallet toe or claw toe but it is asymptomatic and does not cause you any complications in your daily life, surgery is not required.

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