Relieve Hammertoe Pain And Stiffness
Hammertoes are usually caused by wearing tight restrictive shoes such as high-heel or dress shoes. Once you notice that hammertoes are causing you pain, it is time to stop wearing these restrictive shoes and visit one of our podiatrists at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists.
Wearing roomier shoes that give your toes space can help relieve foot pain. Custom orthotics are another way to ensure the comfort of your feet. Prescription orthotics, made by a podiatrist, fit specifically to your foot’s shape and walking pattern. They provide the maximum amount of support while you walk and protect your feet from many kinds of stressors.
Either Dr. Michael Stegman or Dr. John Erotas will treat any corns or calluses that have developed on one or more of the hammertoes. Hammertoe pads may protect the top of your hammertoe from rubbing up against your shoes.
There are over 200,000 cases of hammertoes each year in the U.S. but this foot problem is easily treatable. You just need to visit a podiatrist at our offices to get treatment and stop the progression of your hammertoe condition.
Some hammertoes become stiff and difficult to move. Stretching and strengthening exercises of the toe can help to increase flexibility. A hammertoe is a foot deformity that occurs to an imbalance of the tendons, muscles, or ligaments that normally keep the toe straight. A person’s foot structure, a trauma, and the shoes you wear can all contribute to the development of these deformities. Usually, it is the second, third, and fourth toes that develop a hammertoe.
It is definitely time to see one of our podiatrists if you have persistent foot pain that affects your ability to walk. In severe cases and if conservative treatments do not help, we might recommend a simple surgery in order to release the tendon that is preventing your toe from lying flat on the floor.
Our podiatrists have helped patients with hammertoes for over two decades and are confident that we can not only stop any pain you are experiencing due to hammertoes but also stop the speed at which the toes are curling in order to prevent inflexibility and stiffness. We have a process that we follow that has a high success rate to relieve the pain of a hammertoe and are confident it will help you.
Call (480) 483-9000 and schedule your consultation today.