Due to constant enclosure within shoes as well as the proliferance of smooth, flat surfaces, most people hardly use their toes anymore. Toes do have a number of important responsibilities to fulfill, however. They serve as messengers to the brain, for example, constantly sending reports about the terrain under them “on the ground”. They also assist in fine tuning the balance and support of the body.
Despite their small size, toes can be a great source of discomfort if structural deviations should start to develop anywhere throughout the body. (more…)