What is a hammertoe?
A hammertoe is a contraction deformity, resulting in bony prominences on the toes.
CAUSES OF HAMMERTOES
- Ill-fitting shoes
- Muscle imbalance
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Wear a supportive shoe with a deep toe box.
- Apply cold compresses.
- Soak the foot in lukewarm water to relieve pain.
WHAT WILL A PODIATRIC PHYSICIAN DO FOR YOU?
- Perform a physical examination.
- Perform an x-ray evaluation.
- Perform trimming and padding.
- Perform surgery as indicated.