Posts for: July, 2015
While hammertoes are aesthetically unpleasing, they are also painful and if left untreated can lead to bigger issues. Hammer toes result from an imbalance in the ligaments and tendons in the toe. This imbalance causes the toe to curl. Hammertoes are usually caused by poor fitting footwear, arthritis and sometimes genetics. Hammertoes can be flexible or rigid. Flexible hammertoes can typically be corrected without surgery while rigid hammertoes often need surgery in order to correct them.
People with diabetes or poor circulation in their feet who also suffer from hammertoes should have them looked at immediately. The drawn-in nature of the toes can lead to complications that could results in toe amputation. Hammertoes also tend to rub against the inside of the shoes, causing blisters that can lead to an open sore. If you suffer from hammertoes, with or without other complications, and are ready for relief, give our office a call and schedule an appointment today. Our doctors can evaluate and give you a plan of care that will help ease your pain.