What is it?
Mallet Toe is similar to Hammer Toe except that it affects the upper joint instead of the middle joint, giving the toe a mallet like appearance at the end of the toe. Mallet toes are often “rigid” meaning that they are hard to move. Calluses and Corns are common and often painful conditions that arose with Mallet Toe.
Podiatry treatment is usually able to relieve pain and symptom’s of Mallet Toe and can include:
- Prescription footwear designed to avoid pressure on the toes
- Prescription of Orthotics to relieve pressure on the claw toe
- Splints and Straps to help realign the toe
- Cushions or Pads to prevent skin breakdown
- Removal of Corns and Calluses (if present)
Podiatry treatment aims to relieve pain, but will not straighten or correct the Mallet Toe deformity. If conservative treatment is not successful, then surgery may be recommended to straighten the toe.