Category Archives: Podiatry

Hammer Toe

Hammer Toe Overview This condition is a deformity in which a toe bends downward at the middle joint. The second toe is the one most likely to be affected, but this deformity can occur in other toes as well. Sometimes, more than one toe is affected. Causes Hammer toe can be caused by certain types […]

Jones Fractures

Jones Fractures Overview This condition is a fracture of the foot’s fifth metatarsal, the bone that attaches to the base of the small toe. A Jones fracture refers only to a fracture that occurs at the proximal end of this bone – the end of the bone closest to the ankle. Causes Jones fractures are […]

MTP Synovitis (Capsulitis)

MTP Synovitis (Capsulitis) Overview This condition is a sharp or aching pain in the ball of the foot that is most often centered beneath the base of the second toe. This pain is an indication that the bone at the base of the toe, called the proximal phalanx, is beginning to separate from the long […]

DuVries Arthroplasty

DuVries Arthroplasty Overview This procedure is used to correct deformities such as hammertoe and claw toe. The surgeon shortens a bone in the toe to allow the toe to straighten and return to a more natural posture. Preparation After anesthesia is administered, the patient is positioned and the foot is cleansed and sterilized. The surgeon […]