Dr. Blume has published an article for WebMD on Fifth-Toe Deformities.
From the article:
Since the advent of shoes, the fifth toe has been a source of discomfort for many people (see image below). Complaints typically involve poorly fitting shoes that create friction, irritation, and pain with each step. The problem can typically be solved conservatively with shoe modifications or proper foot maintenance; however, structural deformities of the toe often require surgical correction.
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Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons are foot and ankle surgeons in New Haven, Connecticut. They provide the best podiatric care to patients with foot and ankle problems. Dr. Peter Blume and Dr. Farlyn Charlot-Hicks are Connecticut's best foot and ankle surgeons. You can contact them at (203) 397-0624.