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My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

No: Otc toe straighteners do not straighten toes. They can cushion the area but that's all. The cause is complicated but the easiest answer is the tendons aren't pulling properly. Surgery is the only way to straighten the toe v. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Describe hammer toe surgery?

Describe hammer toe surgery?

Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read more

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Do pins straighten toes?

Do pins straighten toes?

Pins: Surgeons can use internal pins to straightened crooked toes (hammertoes). This is a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Improper nail on right foot toe.

Depends on the prob.: Some causes of nail conditions include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had hammertoe surgery on pinky toe 5 months ago...Pinky toe nail hurts still....Why is this...?

Not related: Hammertoe surgery typically avoids the toenail area. There may be a problem with the nail itself. ...Read more

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Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

HAMMER TOES: It sounds like you have hammer toes. Provided you are in good general health, surgery is an option. Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Could a broken toe nail grow back?

Could a broken toe nail grow back?

Broken toe nails: Usually grow back. If you are experiencing problems would encourage you to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen Knuckle: You may have osteoarthritis or gout. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can my toe nails fall off?

Can my toe nails fall off?

It is possible.: Some causes of nail separation may include trauma, infection, and reaction or side effect of certain medications. Have them evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is hammer toe?

Simplest Explanation: Is that these are contractures of the toes. ...Read more

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What is hammer toe?

What is hammer toe?

Hammertoe: Hammertoes are contractures of the toes. See the image above for a good diagram. ...Read more

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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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Second toe hurts to touch and wear shoes. Is it fungus or ingrown toenail?

Second toe hurts to touch and wear shoes. Is it fungus or ingrown toenail?

Nail injury: Most of the toenail fungus cases are not painful, just ugly! Suspect ingrown nail, trauma or local infection causing that kind of issue. ...Read more

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Why would finger and toe nails fall off?

Why would finger and toe nails fall off?

Many causes: Trauma, fungal infections, rarely vascular disease and more. Make an appointment with your doctor for an evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Big toe hurts after wearing heels, is it broken?

Big toe hurts after wearing heels, is it broken?

Doubtful if there: Wasn't an acute injury. Have you considered seeing a pedorthist to help you find shoes that are better for the health of your feet ; toes? ...Read more

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Have bunion left foot, hammer toes, and a corn on second toe. How do I fix my feet?

Have bunion left foot, hammer toes, and a corn on second toe. How do I fix my feet?

Usually Surgery: These are structural deformities. Surgery is needed to correct the deformities. Symptoms can be improved with better shoes and supports. See your podiatrist to discuss the options and see what is best for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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