The Lowdown On Toe Shortening

You may have heard of toe shortening, an elective procedure that surgically straightens and shortens the length of the toes by removing portions of the bone.

Many women are opting to undergo this surgery for dubious reasons, simply because their feet do not properly fit into trendy shoes, or their toes hang over the edge of their sandals. However, if intense pain and distress from foot deformities effect you every day, you may be a candidate for some form of surgery.

It is important to consider the risks associated with this procedure and weigh your options, especially if you're considering it for cosmetic reasons. After toe shortening, chances are your feet will remain swollen for almost six months, if not longer, because it is very hard for feet to drain fluid. Compression in shoes is virtually impossible, and there is a possibility that your toes will appear wider than before due to drainage complications.

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