Clinodactyly – congenital malformation that affects the toes.
Clinodactyly is a congenital malformation that affects the toes. This condition is characterized by an abnormal curvature of one or more toes that is visible from birth. The curvature can be mild or severe and can be present from birth.
Symptoms of clinodactyly may include visible curvature, asymmetry between the toes, irritation or callus formation from limb friction and pain associated with the curvature.
Treatment of clinodactyly depends on the severity of the curvature. In mild cases, manipulation or tapping techniques may be suggested by the podiatrist. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to straighten the bent toe.
If your child has symptoms of clinodactyly, it is important to see your podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Early treatment can help prevent long-term complications and improve toe function and comfort.