Mallet Toes

Wednesday, 4 November 2015  |  John
Mallet Toe Exercises

Mallet toe is a deformation of one of the smaller toes, and is when the joint at the end of a toe can’t straighten. It can be caused by a variety of things, including arthritis, an injury to the affected toe and even badly fitting shoes. In some cases, because of the rubbing against the inside of a shoe it can cause, mallet toe can be quite painful and uncomfortable to live with. However, there are some exercises you can do to help with the condition. Be sure to consult with your doctor before attempting any of these exercises so you know they’re right for you.

Monday, 13 July 2015  |  Admin
What Are Mallet Toes?

Mallet Toe is the name given to a foot condition that causes the toes (usually the second but also third and forth) to bend inwards towards the ball of the foot, Mallet toe differs, though only slightly, from Hammer Toe or Claw Toe due to the joints it affects, Mallet Toe will present in the top toe joint nearest the tip. Mallet Toes are frequently the result of Arthritis, previous foot injury or a habit of wearing poorly-fitting shoes. Because Mallet Toes lead to the shape and functionality of the foot changing, sufferers will often find themselves walking differently and unevenly, heightening the risk of Metatarsalgia and Plantar Fasciitis.

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