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Dr. T V Raja  - Orthopedist, Chennai

Dr. T V Raja

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

Orthopedist, Chennai

25 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. T V Raja 86% (11 ratings) MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics Orthopedist, Chennai
25 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr. T V Raja is an Orthopedist and podiatrist in T Nagar, Chennai and has an experience of 25 years in this field. Dr. T V Raja practices at Visa Hospital - T Nagar in T Nagar, Chennai an......more
Dr. T V Raja is an Orthopedist and podiatrist in T Nagar, Chennai and has an experience of 25 years in this field. Dr. T V Raja practices at Visa Hospital - T Nagar in T Nagar, Chennai and Visa Hospital, OMR in OMR Road, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Annamalai University in 1992 and MS - Orthopaedics from Karnataka University in 1996. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA).
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Dr. T V Raja is a trusted Orthopedist in Nandanam, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 25 years of experience as a Orthopedist. He has completed MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics. You can consult Dr. T V Raja at Sri Visa Clinic in Nandanam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. T V Raja on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Annamalai University - 1992
MS - Orthopaedics - Karnataka University - 1996
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Toe Deformity- What Causes It And What Are Its Treatment Options?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
Toe Deformity- What Causes It And What Are Its Treatment Options?

Have you ever come across a person with usual toes, toes that are mysteriously curled or bend upwards, downwards or inwards? As strange and intriguing as it may appear, the condition can be quite painful and is known as toe deformity. In toe deformity, the foot bone is unusually and abnormally positioned, resulting in pain and discomfort.

Toe deformity in a person can be of different types. It can be:

  1. Hammer toe: This is one of the most commonly observed toe deformity. A hammer toe is characterized by the curling or bending down of the second toe at the proximal interphalangeal joint (the middle toe joint). The toe may further bend up at the distal interphalangeal joint (joint adjacent to the toe tip) or the metatarsophalangeal joint (meeting point of the foot and the toe) as well. In hammer toe, the awkward alignment results in a slight elevation in the joint of the middle toe. A hammer toe is often seen accompanied by a bunion (a bony bump or a deformity formed at the joint that links the foot with the big toe).
  2. Mallet toe: Mallet toe mostly affects the second toe (other toes may be affected). The deformity results in bending down of the toe at the distal interphalangeal joint (appears like a mallet).
  3. Claw toe: The deformity affects all the toes, with the big toe being an exception. Here, the toes bend up at the metatarsophalangeal joint and bend down at the distal interphalangeal joint. The deformity results in the toes curling down towards the floor (appears claw-like).

What causes Toe Deformity?
There can be many factors responsible for toe deformities.

  1. Toe deformity in a person may be congenital (present from birth).
  2. It can also be an outcome of medical conditions such as arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis), stroke, heart attack, diabetes, an injury, an accident, or wearing wrong footwear.
  3. Toe deformity can also be hereditary.

Signs and symptoms:
The symptoms for Toe Deformity (hammer toe, claw toe, and mallet toe) include

  1. There is redness, pain, and swelling in the affected part of the toe. In claw toe, however, there may or may not be pain associated with the condition.
  2. A person faces difficulties in straightening the toe.
  3. In hammer toe, corns, and calluses appear on the middle joint (top) of the affected toe.
  4. In mallet toe, ulcers may occur on the toe (in diabetic patients).

Treatment:
Initially, toe deformity appears flexible, where movement around the affected joint is possible. However, if left unattended, the condition can become severe and rigid, thereby restricting the movement (in the affected area). Treatment for toe deformity depends on how severe the condition is.

  1. In most cases, the treatment involves wearing custom-made shoes, fitted with supports (cushions or pads) and wider toe box.
  2. Using of tapes and splints may be helpful in correcting and repositioning the deformed toe.
  3. Patients with excruciating pain benefit immensely from cortisone injections.
  4. Corn pads can be used to deal with corns and calluses better.
  5. Toe stretching exercises are highly effective.

If severe cases or extreme rigidity, doctors may opt for surgical treatments like arthrodesis, tendon transfer, arthroplasty, to name a few. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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