An abnormally shaped toe can rub against adjacent toes or be irritated by your footwear.
Symptoms include soreness between the toes, over the prominent joint or at the tip of the toe. Hard skin or corns may form and there may be associated damage to the toenail.
This is a clinical diagnosis made by the examining the foot, X-rays are not normally required.
The exact cause may be unknown
Poorly fitting or unsupportive shoes
High or low arched foot type
Previous injury such as a fracture
Increased length of toe in comparison to adjacent toes
Medical conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis
Genetics – it may run in families
For more information on treatment options for toe deformities and recovery, please see the attached document.