What is a hammertoe?
A hammer toe is a toe that is curled due to a bend in the middle joint. It may cause you pain and discomfort when moving the toes or walking. The toe may take on a claw-like appearance. You may also develop corns or calluses as the toe is rubbing within your shoes.
What causes a hammertoe?
It can be caused by wearing shoes that are too tight or high heels. It may be caused from an injury to the toe or even from diseases the effect the nerves and muscles such as arthritis and strokes. The toes may be forced against the shoe causing an unnatural bending of the toe.
What can the doctor do for me?
The doctor will evaluate your feet. He may decide to do an x-ray. Our doctor will treat you conservatively and discuss with you your options to alleviate the hammertoe. The best way to alleviate your symptoms is to make an appointment to see the doctor! He will provide treatment to help with your hammertoes. The first step in being comfortable is to make an appointment!