Many common foot conditions affect the joints of the toes and often lead to deformation of the natural positioning of the digits themselves. Patients will often experience pain and irritation with this condition. In children this foot problem is usually seen as a symptomless abnormality that is to be corrected for cosmetic reasons. As the feet mature and the condition becomes more rigid, patients will begin to experience more pain and irritation which can result in tissue degradation and infection. This condition will need treatment involving the use of orthotics, specific footwear, proper stretching techniques, or even surgery.
Most instances of overlapping toes will require medical attention. Waiting until the condition has progressed will make treatment more difficult. At the first sign of this condition contact our Sugar Land office at 888-784-5335 or schedule an appointment with podiatrist Marco Vargas online.