Treat Hammertoes Before They Worsen

Treat Hammertoes

The condition called hammertoes affects the small toes and causes one or more of them to bend in an abnormal manner so they point down at the joints, resembling a hammer. When all four toes are affected at once, the condition is called claw foot.

The bend in hammertoes can cause them to rub against the inside of your footwear, causing the development of painful corns and blisters. For toes that are in the initial stages of the condition and are still flexible, you can treat and straighten them with a variety of simple methods.

Some easy and effective early hammertoe treatments include the following:

Hammertoes that are severely bent and rigid may require surgery to straighten.

If you are experiencing pain and discomfort from hammertoes, see your foot doctor for the best treatment. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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