It’s not always easy to realize just how much our toes move until a toe deformity shifts them out of alignment.
And as a toe deformity progresses, that movement – or lack of it – can become more and more noticeable. Stiffness and pain begin to interfere with your activities. Shoes that best accommodate the shape of your toes and feet become harder to find, and may start giving you blisters, corns, calluses, and sores.
At Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates, we provide a wide range of conservative and surgical treatments for patients with many types of toe deformities. We not only help address the symptoms that are already present, but also take steps whenever possible to slow or fully eliminate the progression of future problems.
Below are some of the conditions that we help patients overcome.
Finding Help for Toe Deformities
Some people believe that surgery is the only way that toe deformities can be properly addressed, but that isn’t always true!
In many cases, the bothersome symptoms of bunions, hammertoes, and other conditions can be effectively managed through conservative means such as padding, more accommodative footwear, and custom orthotics, among others. Our primary goals for conservative care are to keep symptoms from interfering with your life and to slow or stop the progression of further problems in the future.
That said, there are cases where conservative treatments will not be enough to provide the results we need, and surgery may become a consideration. That is a matter best discussed with each patient on a case-by-case basis.
The best advice for any toe deformity, though, is to seek professional care and management sooner than later! Even if your symptoms aren’t negatively affecting your life at this time, we can help you keep it that way for much longer than letting the condition progress unabated.
Contact Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates for help with any foot, ankle, or toe troubles you may be experiencing. Call our office in Commerce Township or reach us electronically by filling out our online contact form.