Foot Deformities


Toes are normally straight. A hammertoe is a common deformity in which one or more of the toes are held in a bent position at their joints. The skin thickens where the deformed toe hits the shoe. Painful corns and calluses often develop where the deformed toe hits the shoe.

Hallux Limitis/Ridgidus

Hallux limitis is a condition in which your hallux (the joint that connects your big toe to your foot) is swollen, sore and stiff. Hallux limitus can then advance into the condition of Hallux rigidus. Hallux rigidus is sometimes called “turf toe” or “Stiff big toe” which is when you have pain in your big toe, making it painful and hard to walk or even stand.

Haglund's Deformity

Haglund’s deformity is an abnormality of the foot bone and soft tissues. It typically takes place on the back of the heel where the the Achilles tendon is located and causes this condition. The soft tissue that is near the back of the heel can become irritated when enlarged and the bony lump then rubs against rigid shoes. Haglund’s deformity often occurs when there’s frequent pressure placed on the back of your heels.