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Are there treatment guidelines for claw toe?

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Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Claw toes or hammertoes are deformities of the toes due to an imbalance of muscles and tendons of the foot.
Initially symptoms may be mild and the contracture of the toe is flexible. If left untreated the deformity can progress to a fixed deformity that is stiff and inflexible. Surgery often involved arthroplasty (removal of the joint) or fusion (arthrodesis) of the joint.

In brief: Yes

Claw toes or hammertoes are deformities of the toes due to an imbalance of muscles and tendons of the foot.
Initially symptoms may be mild and the contracture of the toe is flexible. If left untreated the deformity can progress to a fixed deformity that is stiff and inflexible. Surgery often involved arthroplasty (removal of the joint) or fusion (arthrodesis) of the joint.
Dr. Mathew John
Dr. Mathew John
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Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes surgery

If your toe is painful , protective pads or surgery may be indicated.
Consult a podiatrist.

In brief: Yes surgery

If your toe is painful , protective pads or surgery may be indicated.
Consult a podiatrist.
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

You may be able to find the answer by going to the website for the american college of foot and ankle surgeons or the site for the american board of podiatric surgery.

In brief: Yes

You may be able to find the answer by going to the website for the american college of foot and ankle surgeons or the site for the american board of podiatric surgery.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: No

There are no official guidelines.
Conservative treatments include splinting and shoes that accomodate the deformity. More severe or painful deformities may benefit from surgery but there are no defined guidelines.

In brief: No

There are no official guidelines.
Conservative treatments include splinting and shoes that accomodate the deformity. More severe or painful deformities may benefit from surgery but there are no defined guidelines.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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