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Will claw toes give you nail problems?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Pappas
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They can.

Since claw toes force you to walk on the tip of your toe instead of the pad where you're supposed to bear weight, it puts pressure on the nail and can cause thickening or other changes to the nail shape.

In brief: They can.

Since claw toes force you to walk on the tip of your toe instead of the pad where you're supposed to bear weight, it puts pressure on the nail and can cause thickening or other changes to the nail shape.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: It can

Toe contractures can cause the nails to be more likely to be exposed to trauma leading to possible nail damage and increased risk of nail infection.

In brief: It can

Toe contractures can cause the nails to be more likely to be exposed to trauma leading to possible nail damage and increased risk of nail infection.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: May be yes?

Nail problems is not part of the clawing of the toes, the directions the toe take and the abnormal pressure apply to nail could cause nail problems?

In brief: May be yes?

Nail problems is not part of the clawing of the toes, the directions the toe take and the abnormal pressure apply to nail could cause nail problems?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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