What is claw toe?
Claw toe is likewise called claw foot. It’s a condition in which your toes bend into a claw-like position. Claw toe can appear from birth, or your feet can end up being bent later on. It’s normally not a serious problem by itself, but it can be uneasy. It can also a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as spastic paralysis or diabetes.
If you presume you have claw toe, make an appointment with your Dr. Manohar at his Brandon office. To avoid claw foot from getting worse, it is very important to get an early medical diagnosis and treatment.
What causes Claw Toe?
A main cause is wearing high heels or shoes that do not fit correctly. Too-tight shoes can crowd your toes, forcing them into a bent position. After a while, the muscles tighten and shorten. Pretty soon you can’t align your toe.
You may be most likely to get these problems because of your genes. For instance, your risk goes up if you have a particular foot shape, such as a long second toe. Some diseases, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also result in trouble.
To deal with claw foot, your doctor may advise a mix of medical interventions and house care
This Brandon Podiatrist can help you with claw toe
If your toes are still flexible, Dr. Manohar may tape them or ask you to use a splint to keep them in the ideal position. They may teach you how to perform home care exercises to preserve your toes’ versatility. They may also motivate you to use specific kinds of shoes, while preventing others.
If these treatments don’t help or your toes have actually become too stiff, Dr. Manohar might suggest surgery. The surgery can shorten the bone at the base of your toe, offering your toe more space to straighten.
If your claw toe is connected an underlying disorder, Dr. Manohar might prescribe medications, surgical treatment, or treatments to assist resolve it.
How can you get relief at home?
If your toes are still versatile, performing regular exercises might assist reduce your signs or avoid them from getting worse. For example, your physician might encourage you to move your toes toward their natural position, using your hands. Getting objects with your toes may also assist.
Using shoes with lots of space can help alleviate discomfort. Don’t use shoes that are too tight or shoes with high heels. If your toes are ending up being more rigid, try to find shoes that have additional depth in the toe area. You can also use a special pad to assist take pressure off the ball of your foot.
Brandon Podiatrist Rajnish Manohar can help
Your foot health is important to Dr. Manohar, so he will give you any advice he can so that you can live pain free. Dr. Manohar has been practicing podiatry for more than 20 years and is live up to the Gentle Foot Doctor name. You can get in touch with him at his Brandon office by calling (813) 502-5904. Another method you can use to send us a message via email is this scheduling form.
Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.