Causes of mallet toes include:
- If you are on your feet all day.
- Participate in sports regularly.
- Have arthritis
- Have nerve damage in your back, leg, or foot.
- Have very high or very flat arches.
- Wear shoes that don't fit
- Were born with a toe deformity.
Conservative treatments for mallet toes include:
- Wearing shoes with a large, square toe box.
- A toe crest or buttress pad.
- Gel toe caps or shields.
- Amputation of the tip of the toe (only if gangrene or severe infection is present).
- Joint fusion of the toe.
- Partial bone/joint removal.
- Flexor tenotomy or lengthening.
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