Claw toes are where the toes lift back towards the ankle. It can worsen to the extent that your toe joints may fuse together. Undergoing an assessment and receiving advice from an experienced podiatrist as soon as you experience discomfort is the best way to prevent this from happening.
In such cases, only surgery will be effective to deal with the problem, so early treatment and detection are vital. Early detection will also ensure the increased pressure and subsequent pain in the ball of your foot, caused by the claw toe, will be minimal.
Our team at Footfocus Podiatry will do everything we can to prevent the need for surgery. We have extensive experience and will guide you through your journey with us.
For treatment and advice on managing claw toes, book an appointment today.
Claw toes are deformities that happen when the tendons that move the toes get too tight or out of balance. It’s a common problem and providing you seek professional advice early, we can help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you have a claw toe, it is likely you will notice the affected toe rubbing on your other toes or on the inside of your shoe. The continual rubbing, caused by claw toes, will create pressure and pain.
What are the treatment options available for claw toes?
Your Footfocus podiatrist will first investigate your feet to get an understanding of what is the main cause of your pain. Here at Footfocus Podiatry, we may provide a course of mobilisation exercises to help lengthen and strengthen the tendons and add mobility to the toes.
Custom-made insoles for your shoes will help take the pressure off any painful areas and help activate muscles that support normal toe function. We are dedicated to providing excellence in all that we do, and our insoles are no exception. We mould and manufacture custom insoles within 24 hours at our onsite orthotics lab.
To assist with your long term relief and minimise the risk of occurrence, an extensive footwear review is provided as part of your care plan.