Hammer toe is thought to develop (this is only 1 way it can form and not the sole reason. Footwear is actually the leading cause of this type of toe deformity so much so that people sometimes require
hammer toe surgery to undo some of the damage. The ankle is a delicate part of the body.
Lack of sensation in the feet increases the risk for unnoticed foot injuries, which may lead to serious infections. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can affect the muscle-related, or motor, nerves of
the feet and lower legs. Damage to these nerves commonly causes weakness of the associated muscles, which can lead to foot deformities, notes the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons on the
patient information website Foot Health Facts. Claw toe and hammertoe deformities, in which the toes curl rather than lying flat, frequently occur in people with diabetic motor neuropathy of the
feet. These deformities often cause bunions, calluses and corns, which may lead to foot ulcers. The University of Chicago Center for Peripheral Neuropathy reports that pain, tingling or numbness of
the hands can occur with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, affecting the sensory nerves of the hands. Claw toes result from an inherent muscle imbalance. A terrific skin care regime.
Other toe pain conditions, such as toe misalignment can be easily prevented and treated with the use of good quality Orthotic Foot Beds. What usually leads to such problems include poor posture,
sitting for long periods without exercise or stretching, and arthritis. As a matter of fact, a simple correction of posture can provide relief from sciatic nerve pain. Dr. Marble discusses the
problem of thick toe nails and its many etiologies. If you know anybody with drug or alcohol addiction and suffering from mental problems, dual diagnosis treatment can help them. Plantar fasciitis
mostly occurs in people between 40 and 60 years of age.
Glenntaj - while it could be - hereditary (in my case) is not as logical of an avenue (for me to dig into) as other potential causes and potential things that could help. Raglet...... ugg - we have
something to deal with ok. I have studied (need more) about the imbalance - weakness that causes it. Right now I am digging at some potential logical causes (in my case). AND - I can straighten my
big toe - (without touching it) even at a 90degree (leg/foot) angle.
Most patients respond to non surgical treatment such as the prescription of orthoses, but on occasion surgery is required. Heel bumps (Haglund's Deformity) An enlargement of the bone at the back of
the heel which can encourage bursitis to develop. Bone spurs An excessive growth of bone causing pain or limitation of movement. Achilles tendon problems Most patients respond to non-surgical
treatment. Tendon lengthening is sometimes required to treat the condition. Pain in the region of the heel and a formation of a bump just above the heel indicates Haglund's Deformity. One reason for
the affliction is the pressure from the back portion of the shoe on the rear of the heel. Pressure on the heel gets considerably reduced. In an extreme case of surgery may have to done for removal of
the bump. A small incision is made on the rear of the heel. A little part of the heel bone is removed. This will ensure Haglund's Deformity that no extra pressure comes on to the main heel bone.
Another form of deformity is Bunions. Claw toes.
You may need to wear a surgical shoe with an open toe for several weeks following your operation. You may need to use crutches to help you avoid putting weight on your toes. This deformity occurs
when the joint of the little toe becomes permanently contracted.
Sometimes a change in activity, shoes, or weight gain can make a bunion or hammertoe seem suddenly very painful. Orthotics, custom orthopedic foot supports, can help with mild hammer toes and
bunions. Orthotics may slow down or perhaps prevent the progression of bunions and hammer toes.