West Vancouver Foot Clinic Relieves Your Digit Pain

Digital Disorders and Treatments

Corns, calluses and pain may indicate joint problems. One of the major culprits of toe deformities in adults is tendon imbalance.


Common Deformities

Hammertoes, claw toes, mallet toes, bone spurs, overlapping and under lapping toes, and curled toes are the most common digital deformities. Corns and calluses are a build-up of skin on the affected joint. These are often associated with a joint bursitis and are the most noticeable and bothersome symptoms.


Hammertoes

Hammertoes

A hammertoe may be flexible or rigid, and may occur on any of the lesser toes. Ligaments and tendons that have tightened cause the toe's joints to buckle, cocking the toe upward. As time passes, the toe can become permanently buckled or rigid, requiring surgery for correction. Mallet toes and claw toes are similar in appearance to hammertoes, but the location of the joint deformity on the toe is at a different location. When the joint at the end of the toe buckles, it is a mallet toe, while a claw toe involves abnormal positions of all three joints of the toe.


Bone Spurs

Hammertoe

A bone spur is an overgrowth of bone that may occur alone or along with a hammertoe. Painful corns and calluses are the major symptoms. Any one of the toes can overlap or under lap, pushing on adjacent toes and causing irritation. Overlapping or under lapping of the fifth toe is a common congenital problem that is easily corrected in children. Bunions can cause the second toe to overlap in adults.

Claw toe

Conservative Treatments

For people who have minor discomfort, the symptoms may be treated conservatively (without surgery). This usually involves: trimming or padding corns or calluses, wearing supportive orthotics, splints or small straps to realign the toe, or wearing shoes with a wider toe box. In certain cases, anti-inflammatory medications may be injected to relieve pain and inflammation.


Surgical Treatments

When the deformity is painful or permanent, surgical correction is recommended to relieve pain, correct the problem and provide a stable, functional toe. Depending on your health status, surgery may be conducted. The procedures are usually comfortably performed under local anesthesia.


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West Vancouver Foot Clinic

1873 Marine Drive

West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J7

Phn: 604-913-3668

Fax: 604-913-3669

service@westvanfootclinic.com


Proudly serving West Vancouver,

Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler,

Burnaby and surrounding areas.

Hours

Monday 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Friday 10:00AM to 5:00PM


We will be OPEN on one Saturday of the month in June and July and August.


We will be OPEN on Saturday June 24, Saturday July 21, and Saturday August 18, from 10am-4pm


Closed Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holidays

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