Deformity of the foot and toes can develop over time due to wear and tear, ill-fitting shoes or poor foot care. The feet joints can also be one of the first places to show signs of serious diseases like gout, which is a form of arthritis.
Your feet have 26 bones, 33 joints, 42 muscles and multiple ligaments and tendons. They carry hundreds of tones of force every day and the stress of carrying your body weight can make them particularly prone to injury and deformity. Deformed feet can be painful and may interfere with day-to-day activities such as walking.