hammertoe

Hammertoes get their name due to the abnormal appearance of the toe, in which it bends down like a hammer. A hammertoe’s shape is formed by a deformed bending in the toe’s middle joint. There are many factors that play into how hammertoes form. Trauma to the toe, such as stubbing, jamming, or breaking it, can make the toe more susceptible to developing into a hammertoe. Age and gender also influence the likelihood of getting a hammertoe. Women have also been known to be more likely to develop a hammertoe compared to men. You’re also more likely to develop this condition as you age. Certain diseases, such as arthritis and diabetes, have been known to influence the likelihood of forming a hammertoe.

Podiatric Foot Care For Hammertoes

Switching to supportive footwear and avoiding flimsy ballet shoes or thin flats can help minimize symptoms from Hammertoes. Always make sure your toes have enough room to move and flex as you walk, and use protective padding to cushion sore areas. Ice can be used to reduce swelling and inflammation. Custom orthotics are another excellent option. At Podiatry Inc., we use the FOOTMAXX Metascan to measure our patient’s gait and get a look at any abnormalities. We then utilize the data collected to craft a custom orthotic uniquely suited to each patient’s needs.

If you’d like more information on hammertoes and how to best treat the condition, we recommend you speak with a podiatrist for professional care and advice.

If those measures don’t provide enough relief, your doctor may recommend hammertoe surgery. If you choose this route, your physician will surgically realign the underlying bone, soft tissue and nerves to ease discomfort and correct the abnormality.

Make An Appointment With Podiatry Inc. Today

Great feet are not a privilege; they are a right. Our four convenient locations across Northeast Ohio allow us ample opportunity to assist patients with a wide range of foot, ankle and lower leg issues. In most cases, we can get you in within 24 hours. Whether you are suffering from heel pain or other foot or ankle conditions, our team of certified doctors at Podiatry Inc. can help. Call us today at (216) 245-1290 or click the "Request Appointment" tab at the top right to schedule an appointment with us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in our offices in Ohio: Beachwood, OH 44122, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124, Mentor, OH 44060 and Tallmadge, OH 44278.

Beachwood

3733 Park East Dr.
Suite 240
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Mayfield Heights

1236 SOM Center Rd.

Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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Mentor

8382 Mentor Avenue

Mentor, OH 44060
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Tallmadge

116 East Ave.
Suite 4
Tallmadge, OH 44278
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