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Toe Deformities

Toe deformities can have an impact on foot and joint alignment and can also cause problems for the hip and knee joints.

Here and London Foot & Ankle Specialists we offer a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for toe deformities.

 

Symptoms

Toe deformities can be present from birth or develop through injury, arthritis, neurological disorders, poor biomechanics and wearing ill-fitting or high-heeled shoes. They can have an impact on the foot and joint alignment and cause issues through the knee and hip joints. The most common deformities are hammer, claw and mallet toes along with cross-over toes. An accurate diagnosis of the condition and its underlying causes is essential to successful treatment.

Treatment

The use of toe cushions, pads, splints and tapes and special shoes can reposition the toes along with regular toe stretching exercises.

Surgical options involve correcting the deformed toes and dealing with the underlying causes at the same time. The surgeon may reposition tendons and ligaments and remove pieces of bone as part of the operation. Pins and wires may be used to keep the toes aligned during healing.

A gradual return to normal duties can be guided by physiotherapy over two to six weeks following the operation.

Make An Appointment

To ask a question, make an enquiry or book an appointment, contact our specialist team on 0207 806 4044 or footandanklespecialists@hje.org.uk, the team are available between:

 Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Our foot and ankle team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment. 

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer for authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

Foot & Ankle Clinic

This specialist team of highly experienced foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists and physiotherapists diagnose and manage all foot and ankle related conditions and injuries.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 806 4044.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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