Why do my toes bend backwards?

Why do my toes bend backwards?

Hammertoe, Mallet Toe, and Claw Toe. If one or more of your toes are crooked or curled under, you may have hammer, mallet, or claw toe. Your foot has a strange shape because the muscles, tendons, or ligaments that surround your toe aren’t balanced. This causes the toes to bend in an odd position.

How do you treat a hyperextended toe?


  1. Rest: Stay off the affected joint, or try not to use it while it heals. This will give the joint time to heal.
  2. Ice: Ice helps reduce swelling and inflammation.
  3. Compression: Compression will help reduce the swelling.
  4. Elevation: Try to keep the affected joint elevated above the level of your heart.

Can you correct bent toes?

Crooked toes can often be corrected by lifestyle strategies, such as choosing well-fitting footwear and avoiding high heels. At-home treatments, such as wearing a splint or toe spacer, may also help. If the crooked toe has become set and rigid, or if it doesn’t respond to at-home treatment, surgery may be recommended.

Why are my toes bent outward?

The posterior tibial tendon serves as one of the major supporting structures of the foot, helping it to function while walking. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the arch.

What is a hyperextended toe?

A turf toe injury occurs when the big toe hyperextends toward the foot, bending up and inward too far. Picture a sprinting football player or ballerina dancing en pointe. These types of moves can lead to turf toe abruptly or over time.

How do you fix a curved toe?

If you have crooked toes, you can treat them with pads that help straighten out the toes and by wearing shoes that give your toes lots of space in the toe box. You can get special shoes prescribed if you need to. “In cases where these treatments do not work, there are several surgical options,” Dr. Rottman said.