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Claw Toes in Barcelona

Claw toes or hammer toes are a common foot deformity, consisting of a slow and progressive flexion of the toes, with the exception of the big toe, and even the extension of the toes is modified. This pathology is caused by instability between the tendons at the top and bottom of the foot. In other words, the toes gradually contract laterally to form claw toes or longitudinally to form hammer toes.

In order to establish an appropriate treatment for each patient, a correct diagnosis is essential. Therefore, at Clínica Podología Avanzada BCN, we will carry out a study of the foot to determine which treatment to apply depending on the degree of deformity and stiffness of the toes.

There are various possible treatments depending on the severity of the pathology. Therefore, it is essential that a professional podiatrist performs a study of the foot, in order to choose the right treatment for you. Dr. Lluís Castillo, foot surgeon in Barcelona, will treat you in the most professional way, establishing which procedure is best suited to your situation, ensuring the best results.

There are various conservative treatments. However, these methods do not solve the problem definitively, which is why minimally invasive surgery for claw or hammertoes is recommended. In this way, we will be able to solve the problem definitively. It consists of minimally invasive surgery using two small incisions under the affected toe, measuring between 1 and 2 millimetres, in order to make the necessary corrections. It is an outpatient surgical procedure, in which local anaesthesia is used.

As this is a minimal incision outpatient surgical treatment, you can go home the same day as the operation, although you will need to wear special footwear and rest for two weeks. We will apply a bandage that you will have to wear for approximately one month. We will carry out regular check-ups for a period of 1 to 2 months after the surgery.

The main advantage of surgical treatment for claw or hammertoes is that the result is definitive, so that this pathology does not recur, whereas conservative treatments do run the risk of it reappearing. It should also be noted that you can return home the same day of the operation, it is a minimal incision surgery, local anaesthesia is applied, the risk of infection is reduced and the postoperative period is very comfortable and quick.

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