Hammertoes & Corns
The hammertoe deformity leaves the toe bent at the middle joint, so that it is buckled or hammered. At first, hammer toes can be flexible and can be treated with simple measures but, without treatment, they can become fixed and require surgery.
People with hammertoes often have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe. They may also feel pain in their feet or toes and may have difficulty finding comfortable shoes. Treatment for hammertoes
Over-the-counter straps, cushions or non-medicated corn pads may relieve symptoms. But most people and especially those with diabetes, poor circulation or a lack of feeling in their feet, should avoid any self-treatment and visit a podiatrist.
Hammertoes are correctable by surgery. Normally, surgery is done using a local anesthetic.
Our practice treats hammertoes as one of our specialties. Contact us to see how we can help you.