What is a Hammertoe?
A Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. People with hammertoes may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe. They may also feel pain in their toes or feet and have difficulty finding comfortable shoes.
Causes of hammertoe include improperly fitting shoes and muscle imbalance. Treatment for the condition typically involves shoes with soft, roomy toe boxes and toe exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Commercially available straps, cushions or non-medicated corn pads may also relieve symptoms.
Dr. Curson specializes in the correction of hammertoes and has performed over 5,000 procedures. This is a very common procedure that involves some cartilage and bone removal in remodeling a deformed joint. This surgery removes bone pressure at a painful area. There is no need to suffer with hammertoes when there is a simple cure. The procedure is quick and is done in my office. It takes only a few minutes of your time to receive a lifetime of comfort.