|How do you treat a painful hammertoe?
|A hammertoe is contracture of a toe at the joint. Hammertoes can cause pain at the ball of the foot or along the top of the contracted joint due to abnormal pressure. Conservative treatment usually involves padding to alleviate pressure from the area or getting extra depth shoes to accommodate the contracture. Surgical treatment involves either removing a piece of bone from the joint or a much simpler procedure of releasing the tendon in the office to allow the toe to straighten. If you have painful hammertoes and would like to discuss treatment options, call Advanced Podiatry to discuss which treatment is appropriate for you with one of our doctors.
What is a hammertoe | curled toe | toe pain | Podiatrist | Tampa, FL | Foot Doctor