If you have problems with your small toes that are causing pressure and pain, surgery should straighten your toes and help make your foot fit more comfortably into a normal shoe.
What problems can happen to the small toes?
The three main problems that can happen are deformity, pain in the toe joints and metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of your foot).
Toe deformities happen when the tendons that move the toes get too tight or out of balance. The affected toe can rub on other toes and on the inside of your shoe, causing pressure and pain.
Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis can damage the toe joints and this may make them come out of position.