Category: hammertoes

3 Ways to Treat Hammertoes

  A hammertoe is a toe deformity that gets its name because it causes one or more of your middle toes to become severely bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. When a toe bends at the tip joint, it is referred to as a claw toe. When several claw toes form on one […]

Orthotics Treat Many Problems

Orthotic shoe inserts can be created by your foot doctor to fit your exact foot shape. They can add support where needed and redirect pressure away from problem areas. Not only do custom orthotic shoe inserts treat foot and ankle problems, but also they can treat the gait abnormalities that so often contribute to pain […]

Badly Bent Hammertoes May Require Surgery

Surgical procedures are often needed when hammertoes become badly bent and start to create constant pain and discomfort, especially whenever you try to wear shoes. Painful, oozing corns and broken, red blisters often develop on the top of badly bent hammertoes, neither of which our podiatrists at Your Next Step want you to experience! When […]

5 Excellent Hammer Toe Treatments

Hammertoes are a toe deformity that results from a tendon and muscle imbalance. It is thought to be an inherited anomaly and is often made worse by wearing high heeled shoes. An injury to the toe or complications from arthritis can also cause this condition. Wearing shoes that are properly fitted and that provide proper […]

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