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Old 06-28-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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i have bent toes on both of my feet ive been to my gp before who sent me to a podiatrist where i had some insoles made for my shoes this hasnt helped and im in constant pain under my foot. some days i can hardly walk and i think it is affecting my hip now because of how im walking.i have made another appointment to see my gp do i ask him if he will send me to a specialist becaise ive tried everything else but in still in constant pain. the pain is that bad i have looked up surgery on the internet and what i have seen my bent toes look worse than some that have been operated on advice please thanks

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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Re: bent toes

Foot and toe pain and deformity of the toes may be caused by rheumatoid arthritis. I would see a rheumatologist and get checked for that, and perhaps consult an orthopedic surgeon after the rheum visit if the toe deformity is so bad you can't wear shoes. They can also fit you with orthotics to cushion where needed, and toe separators can help keep toes from rubbing together. These can be purchased at the drug store. The gel kind are soft and comfortable. Wear shoes with wide, high toe boxes to prevent cramping and friction. Your feet are so important to keep you mobile, you need to find out what is causing this.

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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hi ladybud ive been to podiatrist ive had insoles made to cushion my foot had toe seperators but nothing has helped i cant wear new shoes or even trainers because the pain at the ball of my foot is that bad.i have the callous cut out from my ball of foot but they are back within couple of days

 
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Re: bent toes

It is not normal for a man your age to have such bad foot pain. The ball of your foot is where the metatarsal joints are and those are affected by rheumatoid arthritis, which absolutely should be checked (blood tests). It is less likely, but gout should be ruled out as well. Please see a regular MD or rheumatologist to check this and other possibilites out so you can walk. You need help to treat the underlying condition, not just the symptoms.

 
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