Treatment for Toe Problems in Newtown, PA
Keeping Toes Happy is Important!
The toes play a key role in the function of the foot and your ability to balance and walk properly. Toe pain and discomfort should be addressed quickly to avoid permanent damage or the need for complex treatment to restore health. Newtown Foot & Ankle Specialists is home to a team of dedicated and highly trained doctors and podiatrists offering experienced care for your podiatry concerns, foot problems, and more.
Common toes problems can include:
- Sprained toe
- Broken toe
- Claw toe
- Digital deformity
- Hallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint)
- Hallux Rigidis (rigid big toe)
- Hallux Varus (common bunion surgery complication)
- Overlapping or underlapping toes
- Subungal Exostosis (bone spur under toenail)
- Turf toe
There is a wide range of causes for toe pain and deformities, from genetics to trauma. Our podiatrists and foot doctors will work with you on an individual basis to evaluate the cause of your problem and make recommendations for treatment options to stabilize your situation, restore health and address any mobility issues you may be having.
We work with children who have structural deformities of their toes, from in-toeing (also called pigeon-toed) to overlapping and under-lapping toes. Early care with an experienced podiatrist can offer your child the best chance to resolve developmental problems with the best possible outcome.
Our doctors welcome pediatric patients and can provide supportive, personalized care for both parent and child when addressing challenging problems.
Toe Problems FAQs
What are common toe problems?
Many people have issues with their toes throughout their life. Some of these include hammertoes, bunions, calluses, mallet toes, and blisters. Patients may also experience toenail problems. These include ingrown toenails and toenail funguses. Patients can receive treatment or physical therapy for any of these issues.
How long do you need to wear a toe straightener?
In most cases, patients wear a toe straightener for approximately 18 hours per day. Podiatrists do not recommend that you wear it 24 hours per day because this can put a strain on your foot and your muscles need off time as well. When patients begin wearing a toe straightener they typically start with time intervals of 30 minutes and progressively work their way to wearing it for longer periods.
What are curly toes?
Curly toes are a fairly common toe problem that typically presents itself at birth. Most parents begin to notice it as their child begins to walk because they will begin to talk with a different gate. Curly toes are when your toes curl underneath your feet because the tendons in your feet are tight. They are most common on the third or fourth toe.
How long does a sore toe last?
A sore toe lasts around 3-6 weeks to fully heal. Patients may tape their sore toe to a neighboring toe for support and protection while healing.
What is Morton’s toe?
Morton’s toe is a condition in which a patient’s second toe appears to be longer than their big toe. This is very common. It may make patients susceptible to foot calluses or pains.