If your toes are abnormal in any way, you could experience pain when walking and have difficulty finding shoes that fit. You could also develop conditions like bunions as a result of the deformities in your toes. Many deformities can be corrected or managed to minimize discomfort and prevent secondary conditions, but you need to work with a foot doctor to determine an appropriate course of action for dealing with your deformity.
Elizabeth E. Auger, DPM helps patients in and around Salt Lake City who have abnormal toes. Call Dr. Auger today to schedule your appointment to address your toe issues and protect your mobility.
Toe deformities can develop due to improperly fitting shoes; injury; and damage to the nerves and muscles. Some deformities are congenital and children are born with problems with the toes. Hammertoes, claw toes, and mallet toes are the most common kinds of deformities, but there could be many different problems with the bones and soft tissue in any of your toes.
Symptoms of toe deformities vary depending upon the specific abnormality that affects you. You could experience pain while walking, especially while wearing shoes. You may have a hard time finding shoes that are comfortable. Corns and calluses can also result, and the toe can become inflexible and difficult to move.
Dr. Auger will conduct a visual and physical examination of the foot and toes in order to diagnose deformities. Imaging tests such as X-rays or an MRI or CT-scan may be needed. Once the deformity is diagnosed, an appropriate course of action is identified. Sometimes, wearing the right footwear or using devices like orthotics and pads can be sufficient to address the problem. You may also need physical therapy or surgical correction of the deformity.
Dr. Auger treats patients in Salt Lake City, West Jordan, and Sandy, Utah who have toe deformities. As an experienced podiatrist and a skilled athlete, Dr. Auger knows how important it is for your feet to function normally so you can move around and do the activities you love. Let Dr. Auger develop a comprehensive treatment solution for your toes. Call today to schedule your appointment.