This deformity causes the toe to bend upwards at the joint rather than lay flat like the other toes. Typically people develop calluses and painful corns on the top of the toe because of pressure and rubbing from footwear.
Treatment Options: Conservative care may include debridement of corns or calluses, padding of the joint, or wearing extra depth shoes to accommodate the toe.
A surgical procedure can be performed in our comfortable surgical suite to correct this deformity. During the hour long procedure an incision is made and a small portion of the bone is removed to allow the toe to lay flat which immediately addresses the problem. Podiatry techniques allow the patient to remain mobile and resume most of their daily activities. A thorough examination with your Podiatrist will help determine the best treatment options.