Southeastern Pennsylvania Hammertoe Treatment
Advanced Services in Newtown, Warminster & Surrounding Areas
When it comes to treating hammertoes, surgical intervention is most commonly needed if the hammertoe is starting to become severely painful or an open sore develops. Generally, our team can simultaneously treat other foot deformities along with treatment for hammertoes. A hammertoe is when one or both joints in the toes begin to abnormally bend and put a strain on your feet when wearing shoes. This can lead to multiple problems and further complicate any pre-existing conditions you may have with your feet already.
Common Causes of Hammertoes
Typically, the most common cause of hammertoe is due to imbalance in your muscles or tendons which leads to the bending of the tail and changes in your foot structure that can worsen over time. Hammertoes may also be further aggravated if you wear improper shoes and cramp your feet into an unnatural position.
A few common symptoms of hammertoes include:
- Corns and calluses
- Redness, swelling when wearing shoes
- Irritation or pain on affected toes
- Open sores start to form
- Burning sensation
Treatment for Hammertoes
We try to avoid invasive procedures and surgeries altogether together at Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers In certain circumstances, if the hammertoe becomes too painful we will help you determine whether or not surgery will be needed. More often than not patients also have other foot deformities including bunions that can be treated at the same time or in combination with your hammertoe procedure.
Common types of non-surgical treatments for hammertoes include but are not limited to:
- Footwear change
- Orthotic devices
- Splinting and casting
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