This deformity happens when a toe bends downward. It usually affects the second toe and is most often caused by wearing narrow shoes that are too tight or short.
- The middle toe joint bends down like a claw
- A corn develops on the affected toe
- Pain walking or wearing shoes
- Use of a splint
- Change of footwear
- Surgery can involve cutting or moving tendons and ligaments or fusing the bones on each side of the joint.