Get Your Toes Out
Do you know that your feet have many bones? Your foot consists of a few short and long bones that connect directly with your big toe and some shorter bones that link up with other bones in your foot. Many ligaments course through each bone in your foot. Extrinsic (extrusion) muscles of the lower leg become tendons which travel from one bone to the next and link up to different areas on your foot to accomplish movement.
There are three common deformities in the feet: the claw toe, mallet toe, and the high arched foot. The Claw Toe is a deformed (curved) toe. It can be seen as a bump on the side of the foot or an uneven arch. It is usually accompanied by pain. It is not medically necessary to have this deformity, but some people do.
Mallet Toes are the reverse of the claw toe. They look like they are pointed tips of a fork. In the middle of the toe is a bump that is bone shaped. The toes curl as the tendons shorten. The best solution to the Mallet Toe is rehab exercises.
High arched feet are another cause for foot pain and if you have high arches there is no better solution than a good shoe with a arch support. When you have foot cramping, a lot of doctors will tell you to take an anti-inflammatory medication so the inflammation goes away. This doesn’t always work. So what can you do to get permanent relief?
If you are not using a shoe with a good arch support, the issue may cause a bunion. A bunion is when your toes point in different directions. Surgery can correct this problem. It may cause considerable pain, however. So if you think you may get either of these types of medical conditions, then make sure to get it fixed.
There are many other reasons that can cause foot pain and foot cramping. One of the most common is flat feet. If your feet don’t have proper cushioning between the bones, then you will find that they are more susceptible to injury. If you are overweight, you may also be putting extra pressure on your joints. Flat feet are not the only problem that can cause your feet to cramp, though.
High arched feet can cause the tendons and muscles in the feet to shorten. You can remedy this with repetitive 10 times tennis ball squats. Your heels should stay close together. You can start slowly with this exercise and increase the repetitions as your feet get stronger. Be sure to do these exercises everyday to get better results.
You can also develop a claw toe if you wear tight fitting shoes or boots. The biggest toe usually rests on the first bone of the foot nearest the end of the toes. This bone changes shape because the toes bend into them. If there are bones sticking out of the shoe or boot, then you are at risk for developing this condition. A mallet toe is when the big toe bends inwards – this can be caused by wearing tight fitting shoes.
Patella minor, or “crowned toe,”is an abnormality in the joint between the big toe and the middle joint of the foot. It’s called a “crowned” toe because it looks like a cambial bone that is bent upwards. People with patella minor have a raised soft tissue swelling around their big toe. Excessive bending or flexion of the knee will cause the toe to curl – resulting in mallet toes. Cure for patella minor can be achieved with massage and physical therapy.
Cervical spine exercises can help waken the dormant muscles in the neck and spine. These are important for helping support the entire weight of the human body. You can do a number of exercises to help strengthen the neck and back muscles through the use of a stability ball and hand/foot exercise regime. Repeat 10 times a day for at least 30 minutes each session.
If you suffer from hammertoe or other middle joint disorders, you may need to seek medical attention. However, there are many simple and inexpensive ways to fix curled toes without visiting a doctor. Curing these conditions does not require you to spend a lot of money. If you want to cure your problem at home, you need to follow these steps: