Few parts of our body are treated as badly as the feet, especially when they are stuffed into very high heels or ill-fitting and uncomfortable shoes. The primary cause of claw toes is the tightening
of the legaments and tendons of the toe causing it to curl downwards. The ideal body has a framework of curves and arches that, with the joints, support and balance the body's weight.
But, some experts believe that everyone does not suffer from back pain. It occurs in women who already display the signs of backache and other back problems. Constant use of high heels is often a
cause of it. It is better to avoid using high heels if you are suffering from osteoarthritis. The downward position of the foot puts an increased pressure on the forefoot resulting into foot
deformities like neuromas, bunions, hammer toes and bunionettes. Hammer toe is also known as claw toe where there is an imbalance between the pull of the top and bottom tendons. Maintaining body
balance while walking with high heels during pregnancy is not possible.
It basically involves lengthening the tightened tendons responsible for the curled toe Uncurling the toes allows them to rest flat In more severe cases, bits of bone may also need to be chipped away
in order to see the toe uncurled. The alignment putter is an improvement on the mallet putter and offers different alignment features that help putt the ball on the target line. The term hammer toe
deformity (HTD) refers to the 'buckling' effect of the toes at the joint furthest from the tip of the toe (the proximal interphalangeal joint-between the proximal and intermediate phalanges). Keep
your feet busyâuse those joints to keep them flexible.
Wear whoes that have a high toe box and are wide enough to prevent the pressure that can cause the deformity. Avoid wearing tight-fitting, narrow or pointed toe shoes, such as women's high heels or
pumps.Prevent or treat arthritis, diabetes and neurological disorders to help reduce the risk of developing mallet toes.Avoid trauma to the toes, such as broken bones, which can cause mallet toes. It
may take a month or two to heel completely.
When a bunion worsens, it may cause associated problems in the so-called lesser toes, such as hammer toes, claw toes and crossover toes, said Dr Tan. More than 50 per cent of the time, people with
lesser toe deformities have an underlying reason - that is, bunions,â said Dr Tan. One such deformity is the hammer toe, so-called because the abnormal bend at the middle joint makes it look like
one. There is also the crossover toe, which, as the name suggests, occurs when one toe crosses over another. This is a toe that is bent upward from the joint at the ball of the foot and downward at
the middle joint towards the sole, such that it resembles a claw. Before claw toes develop, most patients have pain under the ball of the foot.
The cartilage begins to deteriorate and that in turn causes the bones to rub together which is what results in pain, stiffness, loss of mobility and finally disability. In order to get to the root of
the problem and not simply manage pain, here are a few suggestions and natural supplements that have been shown to improve the condition as well as relieve pain without the dangers of NSAID drugs.
One of the primary treatments you should consider including is a good source of animal-based Omega-3 fats like krill or cod liver oil. One of the most promising natural substances is a plant enzyme
found in pineapple called bromelain.
According to Tilgner, juniper berries have been used to help treat arthritis, gout and sciatica and other conditions, due to their ability to inhibit prostaglandins. The big toe joint is often
affected, but other joints such as the ankle, wrist, fingers and elbows can also be involved. In addition to sharp crystal deposition in joints, uric acid may also contribute to kidney stones and
build-up as lumps under the skin called tophi, according to the Textbook for Functional Medicine.â A gout attack can be triggered by alcohol or foods high in purines such as red meat, organ meats,
shellfish, sardines, anchovies and mushrooms.