2. Other Symptoms

Beyond the curling of the toes, several other symptoms may develop as a result of claw toe. Because the toes are constantly rubbing against shoes, claw toe can cause the growth of corns or calluses. Some people with diabetes experience decreased foot sensitivity, which can then lead to the development of ulcers. Rarely, there may be an infection of the toes, corns, or calluses. In some cases, a person with claw toes may also develop a bunion on their big toe. Though some cases of claw toe are asymptomatic, many people with the condition experience mild to moderate discomfort or pain.

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