Frisco Toe Deformities
Many people suffer from deformed toes. This can be due to a number of reasons, such as genetics, trauma, or arthritis. Deformed toes can cause problems with walking, balance, and pain. Here at Star Foot & Ankle, we treat many variations of toe deformities.
There are a number of ways to treat deformed toes. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem. In other cases, simple treatments such as pads, splints, or orthotics can help to alleviate the pain and improve the function of the affected toe.
If you are suffering from deformed toes, it is important to consult with a podiatrist or other foot specialist to determine the best course of treatment. Surgery should be considered only as a last resort, after all other options have been exhausted.
For some short toes we can lengthen the toe by making an incision in the bone and attaching a piece of titanium to hold the bone in place while it heals. This is a very effective way to treat short toes.
Arthrodesis is another surgical option for treating deformed toes. This involves fusion of the joint between the toe and the foot. This procedure is often used for patients with arthritis who have pain and deformity in the toe joint.
There are also a number of nonsurgical options that can be effective in treating deformed toes. Padding and taping can help to realign the toe and relieve pain. Orthotics, such as splints or shoes with special inserts, can also help to improve the alignment of the toe and relieve pain.
If you are suffering from deformed toes, it is important to consult with a podiatrist or other foot specialist to determine the best course of treatment. Surgery should be considered only as a last resort, after all other options have been exhausted. With the proper treatment, most people with deformed toes can find relief from pain and improve their ability to walk and function normally.