CVFA’s physicians provide treatment for claw toe in an experienced and comprehensive manner. Claw toe often occurs in the four smaller toes at the same time. The toes bend up at the joints where the toes and the foot meet.
They bend down at both the middle joints and at the joints nearest the tip of the toes. This causes the toes to curl down toward the floor, hence the term claw toe.
While there are several causes of claw toe, tight shoes are the most common. A tight shoe, such as a high heel, can sometimes force a toe to stay in a bent position for too long, making the muscles tighten and the tendons contract.
Over time, the toe muscles cannot straighten the toe, even if you are not wearing shoes.