Disorders of the Lesser Toes


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Abstract

Lesser toe disorders are an often under-appreciated source of pain and disability in athletes. Patients may have significant symptoms from corns, hammertoe and mallet toe deformities, and metatarsalgia resulting from neuromas and metatarsophalangeal joint instability. Although patients may present with vague symptoms, a careful history and physical examination will point a clinician to an accurate diagnosis. Treatment of these lesser toe disorders is straightforward and leads to predictably good results.

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