Saturday, September 28, 2013

LeBron James' Toes A Nightmare??

It has been all over the internet lately over the controversy of LeBron James' toes. What's wrong with them you say? Here is a picture:

First of all, it is fixable by a Podiatrist (yes, it can be fixed) through surgery. But what is it that caused the foot, toes specifically, to look like that? The cause of these deformities can be contributed to multiple factors. From the picture we can clearly see that there are overlapping digits. The 5th digit is going on top of the 4th and the 2nd digit is propped upwards by the big toe and 3rd digit. The most probable cause is due to a small toe box, not giving the toes enough room in the shoe, such deformity is also commonly seen in wearers of high heels (see our previous blog post). You can also see that there are callus on the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) and this is because the digits are pushed upward they will rub against the shoes. He also seems to have digital contractions that look like hammertoes from this picture and he may have some biomechanical abnormalities. On his big toe he has a hallux abducto valgus (HAV) which is the fancy word for the infamous bunion. Usually if the bunion does not bother with normal daily activities it is left alone but it can be bothersome and progress to pain. If you are concerned with how your feet looks make an appointment to see your podiatrist before it progresses to something unfixable! Visit our Webpage at to learn more or to request an appointment online :)

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