In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, discusses the various types of crooked toes he sees in his Portland, OR, practice and what can be done to help straighten them out. Mallet toe, claw toe, and overlapping toe are all types of crooked toes that Dr. Ray mentions in this video. Dr. Ray also explains the underlying cause of most crooked toe problems and how you can avoid developing this common (though not normal) foot health problem. Surgery is the conventional approach to crooked toes, but, as Dr. Ray notes, surgery should only be performed on crooked toes if it's no longer possible to manually straighten the affected toes. You can achieve excellent results over time using Correct Toes and metatarsal pads and men's or women's foot-healthy footwear. Click the above video to learn more about crooked toes.
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Dr. Marty Hughes is a chiropractic physician, or DC. He received his doctoral degree from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC), now known as the University of Western States (UWS). Dr. Marty has always been interested in foot health, due to the connection between the feet and the spine. He has worked as a freelance writer for LiveStrong.com, for whom he contributed over 2,200 health-and-fitness articles. He is a co-founder of Natural Footgear and an ardent supporter of natural foot care approaches. Dr. Marty enjoys road cycling, hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing as well as exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina.