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Will claw toes give you nail problems?

Will claw toes give you nail problems?

Yes: A claw toe deformity can cause increased pressure on the nail when walking and/or wearing shoes because of the altered position of the toe. ...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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Why do people get claw toes?

Why do people get claw toes?

Let me explian: The muscles that control your toes get out of balance and cause the toe to bend into an odd position at one or more joints. These toe problems almost always happen in the four smaller toes, not the big toe. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

Bent toe.: People can get hammertoes several different ways, including just an unlucky roll of the genetic dice, but the fundamental result is usually the same: a toe that has drawn back and no longer sits straight or "flat". Sometimes it's only a tendon that holds the toe in that position, other times there's arthritis involved: these tend to be more rigid, and require surgery if you want them corrected. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes hammer toe/claw toe?

Few reasons: But a simple explanation is when the flexor tendons become stronger than the extensor tendons. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about claw toes?

Can you tell me anything about claw toes?

Several causes: A clawtoe is an abnormal contracture or a bending of the toe joints which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical and structural changes in the foot that may occur over time. This can be hereditary or due to environmental factors such as tight shoes. This abnormal bending can lead to abnormal pressure distribution resulting in pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. ...Read more

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What are claw toes?

Contracted Toes: A claw toe is when the toes #2, 3, 4 or 5 are plantar flexed. Which means contracted towards the floor. A claw toe is a hammertoe and a mallet toe combined. A hammertoe is a bend in the toe at the 1st joint in the toe, when the second joint (the one near the toenail) is also bent (the mallet part) it is known as a claw toe. An internet search for clawtoe diagram, will make it clear. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have claw toes or something else?

How to tell if you have claw toes or something else?

Several causes: A clawtoe is an abnormal contracture or a bending of the toe joints which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical and structural changes in the foot that may occur over time. This can be hereditary or due to environmental factors such as tight shoes. This abnormal bending can lead to abnormal pressure distribution resulting in pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. ...Read more

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My 10 year old celiac son has claw toes, I have referral to rch, will he have to have his toes broken?

My 10 year old celiac son has claw toes, I have referral to rch, will he have to have his toes broken?

In the future: I would recommend waiting untill he is older and his bones are more developed before considering surgical correction. In the meantime i would try and keep him comfortable. ...Read more

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How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?

How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?

No : Achilles lengthening won't fix those problems. Try to avoid any more surgical intervention until it's all you have left. Exhaust physical therapy & other noninvasive treatments first. ...Read more

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The skin around my toe nails doesn't heal well, i can easily pick it and it looks like dead skin. Whats the problem? (i used to pick at the skin...)

The skin around my toe nails doesn't heal well, i can easily pick it and it looks like dead skin. Whats the problem? (i used to pick at the skin...)

Try a moisturizer: You might want to try putting vaseline on your toes before you go to bed. If you could sleep in socks that might help. One final thing don't spend too long in the shower and certainly don't take a bath. ...Read more