Foot Conditions

Toe Deformity Treatment in Erie, PA

Toe DeformitiesSome ailments of the feet are easily disguised and can go untreated for years. However, there are a few that need to be treated in the earliest stages to get any relief from the symptoms.

For example, fairly common diseases of the foot are known as toe deformities. These ailments are oftentimes caused by a muscle imbalance in the foot. This can be caused by several factors such as flatfeet, a traumatic injury, or disease of the toe joints.

The most common toe deformities include:

  • Claw toe - which happens when the middle bone is pulled downward causing the proximal and middle phalanges to buckle upward.
  • Hammertoe - which is when the proximal phalanx causes the outer two joints of the toe to bend downward.

If left untreated, toe deformities can lead to other problems such as pressure sores and wounds. 

This diagnosis is best treated in the initial stages to avoid advanced development that may not be fixed with surgery.

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