Conditions of the toes and forefoot are a common presentation to our clinic. Whilst it may seem like a small part of the body, there are a number of things that can go wrong. In the forefoot alone there are 19 bones and dozens of small muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Injuries to the forefoot and toes can occur due to a number of reasons and can affect any population group. They can be caused by acute trauma, an underlying health condition or an overuse injury.
The toes and forefoot are responsible for the propulsion phase of gait – that is, when your toes are flexed and your heels are off the ground to allow you to move forward to the next step. Injuries to this area can often affect how you move.
Our podiatrists commonly assess and treat the following conditions: