The most frequent consultations at the podiatrist have to do with deformities in the toes, also called digital deformities.
The foot specialist will evaluate the type of deformity and its severity in order to apply the appropriate treatment to each case. When conservative treatment is insufficient, minimally invasive surgical treatment is warranted.
It is important to perform a complete study of the lower limb, which usually includes: a biomechanical study of the feet along with x-rays and a physical examination of the foot in order to make a correct diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
In general, the initial conservative treatment of problems such as digital deformities usually involves the use of silicone devices. Sometimes the use of custom orthotics improves foot support and reduces plantar pain.
Surgery is chosen when the deformity is severe and causes disabling pain or when it is not possible to fit the shoe. In any case, this type of surgery has short postoperative periods and the results are very satisfactory and painless.