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Claw Toes Could Be a Symptom of Causal Diabetes or Neurological Problem: Doctors

Claw Toes Could Be a Symptom of Causal Diabetes or Neurological Problem: Doctors

Claw Toes – a state of the foot where toes curve into a scrape-like pose can be the indication towards underlying diabetes or neurological issues, says doctors. The signs of claw toes are nothing but a symptom of some causal medical condition like diabetes or neurological problems. The origin of claw toes usually results from the imbalance of muscle which triggers unnatural tightness between ligaments and tendons. This unnatural tautness causes the joints bending downwards. Such health state is painless and usually don’t affect the daily life of the patients. But now, the recently given statement by the doctors have raised a more serious concern towards this state of health.

According to Pradeep Moonot, an orthopaedician at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, “Though claw toes are not aching, but the patients in general experience a little uneasiness while walking. Due to the tightened state, the sensations occurred in the foot usually remain unnoticed. But such condition can trigger the underlying medical conditions like diabetes and neurological problems.”

Taking the statement further, Mr. Pradeep said, “The issue of toes bending has often been noticed among young people in their late 20s. The primary cause behind this state is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) which makes the toes bend in a claw position, especially in women. As foot related issues and diabetes are deeply connected, every diabetic patient should be conscious of this state. All most every diabetic must face the issue of claw toe once in a lifetime.”

In addition to this, Mr. Pradeep Monot also revealed that women in India are more prone to claw toes rather than men. The possibilities of Indian women suffering from Claw toes are five times stronger than of Indian men.

He also warned that with the increment in age, the occurrence of claw toes malformation goes up to 20%, especially in India. The deformity is usually noticed among patients during the 7th or 8th decade of their life, however, young people are also found to be affected by this irregularity in foot pattern.

Mr. Monot also advised an amalgamation of therapeutic interference, rehabilitation and home care for healing claw toes. However, the treatment process and efficiency firmly depend upon the harshness and inflexibility of the distortion.

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