We often take our feet for granted, until something goes wrong. Maintaining the highest level of mobility and independence may depend, at least partly, on taking good care of yourfeet. If your toes start to bend and wont straighten, dont ignore it. The longer toes stay in an unnatural position, the more difficult it will be to correct. Most people with toe deformities dont need surgery, says Georgeanne Botek, DPM, Head of Podiatry at Cleveland Clinic. Some simple measures often work.