Mallet Toes

Mallet Toes

Mallet Toes

Mallet Toes Information from Foot Solutions

Get the Facts on Mallet Toes and Products to Treat This Condition

Mallet Toes might just be one of the most discomforting foot conditions. Mallet toes can cause extreme discomfort, and can be aggravated if restrictive or improperly fitting footwear is worn for a prolonged period of time.

Many disorders can affect the joints in the toes, causing pain and preventing the foot from functioning as it should. A mallet toe occurs when the joint at the end of the toe cannot straighten. Excessive rubbing of the mallet toe against the top of the shoe can lead to pain and the development of a corn. The tip of the toe is often turned down against the shoe causing pressure and discomfort.

Causes of Mallet Toes

The development of mallet toes is often caused by bone and muscle imbalances. These imbalances become exaggerated in people with active life styles. For example, people who are constantly on their feet or participate in athletic activities are more likely to develop mallet toes.

Treatment and Prevention of Mallet Toes

Any forefoot problems that cause pain or discomfort should be given prompt attention. Ignoring the symptoms can aggravate the condition and lead to a breakdown of tissue, or possibly even infection.

Conservative treatment of mallet toes is started with accommodating the deformity. The goal is to relieve pressure, reduce friction, and transfer forces from the sensitive areas.

Shoes with a high and broad toe box (toe area) are recommended for people suffering from forefoot deformities such as mallet toes. This prevents further irritation on the toe area from developing.

Products for Mallet Toes Pain Relief

Foot Solutions offers a wide variety of treatments to help relieve pain from your mallet toes. Products include:

  • Forefoot support
  • Gel toe caps
  • Gel toe shields
  • Toe crests and cushions

Gel forefoot supports provide immediate comfort and relief from common forefoot disorders, without drying the skin. Shop any of the 250 Foot Solutions locations.