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What sort of disease is a claw toe?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Contracted toes

Claw toe is a buckling of the toe(s).
The toe is in a "c" shape. Sometimes it can be flexible(you can straighten it out). Other times it can be rigid(won't straighten out). This is a structural deformity. Conservative care consists a taller toebox shoe. Some padding can help with symptoms. Usually surgical straightening is needed if conservative care is not successful. Dr l.

In brief: Contracted toes

Claw toe is a buckling of the toe(s).
The toe is in a "c" shape. Sometimes it can be flexible(you can straighten it out). Other times it can be rigid(won't straighten out). This is a structural deformity. Conservative care consists a taller toebox shoe. Some padding can help with symptoms. Usually surgical straightening is needed if conservative care is not successful. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Flexion of the toe

Claw toes are usually due to neurologic causes.
They consistent of abnormal flexion of the toe at the first two joints and extension ( bending up) at the ball of the foot.

In brief: Flexion of the toe

Claw toes are usually due to neurologic causes.
They consistent of abnormal flexion of the toe at the first two joints and extension ( bending up) at the ball of the foot.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Deformity of the toe

Your toes are bent upward (extension) from the joints at the ball of the foot.
Your toes are bent downward (flexion) at the middle joints toward the sole of your shoe. Sometimes your toes also bend downward at the top joints, curling under the foot. Corns may develop over the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot.

In brief: Deformity of the toe

Your toes are bent upward (extension) from the joints at the ball of the foot.
Your toes are bent downward (flexion) at the middle joints toward the sole of your shoe. Sometimes your toes also bend downward at the top joints, curling under the foot. Corns may develop over the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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