Toe Ailments are common and can usually be associated with improperly-fitted footwear. Please contact your family doctor or Podiatrist and ask them how Birkenstock footwear or arch supports can help treat your symptoms. Also, feel free to contact your local Birkenstock retailer about their healthy footwear recommendations. Birkenstock has many products that can help with Hammer Toe, Claw Toe, and Ingrown Toenails.
Hammer Toe can occur in all but the big toe. It is a toe that is raised and causes severe pressure and pain. Like above, a Claw Toe is a toe that is raised and causes severe pressure and pain. The difference is that the toe curls under so the tip (end) of the toe is pressed against the bottom of the shoe. An Ingrown Toenail is a painful condition where the skin of the toe grows over the sides of the toenail, or the toenail itself grows into the skin.
Hammer Toe, Claw Toe, and Ingrown Toenails are all common Toe Ailments. The common causes are listed below:
If you’re barefoot, you can easily see if you have Hammer Toe and Claw Toe. Not only will the toe be bent upward from the middle joint, but you will have tenderness on the top of the toe. Claw Toe will cause additional tenderness on the tip (end) of the toe. With Ingrown Toenails you can experience repeated infection of the skin around the toenail, irritation, redness, an uncomfortable sensation of warmth, as well as swelling of the skin around the toenail.
The first step in the treatment of Foot Ailments is determining what is causing the problem. Check with your family doctor or Podiatrist (foot doctor) to find the best solution for your pain or discomfort.
You can reduce the risk of Hammer Toe, Claw Toe, and Ingrown Toenails by following these simple instructions:
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