Alternative Names Clubbing Home Care There is no specific treatment for the clubbing itself. Home care depends on the diagnosis. Call your health care provider if If you notice clubbing, call your health care provider. What to expect at your health care provider's office A person with clubbing usually has other symptoms and signs of a specific condition. Diagnosing that condition is based on: Family history Medical history Physical exam that looks at the lungs and chest Medical history questions may include: Do you have any breathing difficulty? Does clubbing affect the fingers, toes, or both? Is it becoming more noticeable? Is the skin ever bluish-colored? What other symptoms do you have? When did you first notice this? The following tests may be done: Arterial blood gas Chest CT scan Chest x-ray Echocardiogram EKG Pulmonary function tests
The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
In the first segment , we covered what things could be causing our feet to hurt. In the last segment we covered symptoms and how to report them to our doctor. In this segment, we will review treatments options for our painful feet.
Did you know our feet talk? It’s true; our feet can tell us about our overall health. Take a minute to review what our feet tell us, here . This slideshow covers many of the topics we reviewed in the first segment and gives us a clear picture of how our feet talk to us in more ways than one.
The Next Step
What a metaphor—one-step at a time. If our foot pain is more than soreness from normal wear and tear created by their performance under pressure, it’s time to consider a treatment plan. Plans vary with what is causing our foot pain, it is not a one-shoe-fits-all approach. Foot pain can have a variety of causes , symptoms , and individualized treatments.
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