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Our Foot and Ankle Specialists / Surgeons are on staff at the Following Facilities: 

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital 11800 Astoria Blvd. Houston, Texas 77089

United Surgery Center 12700 N Featherwood Dr, Houston, TX 77034

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center 500 W Medical Center Blvd, Clearlake, TX 77598

St. Lukes Patient Medical Center 4001 Preston Ave, Friendswood, TX

Houston Physicians Hospital 333 N Texas Ave #1000, Webster, TX 77598  

Claw toe is caused by nerve damage from diseases like diabetes or alcoholism, which can weaken muscles in the foot. The term stems from the toes' appearance—toes that look like claws digging down into the soles. Claw toe may lead to the formation of painful calluses. Claw toe worsens without treatment and may become a permanent deformity over time.

Common symptoms of claw toe include:

  • Toes bent upward from the joints at the ball of the foot.
  • Toes bent downward at the middle joints toward the sole of the foot.
  • Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot.

Claw toe deformities are easier to repair when detected early. Splints or tape is used to hold the toes in correct position.


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