Podiatry Treatment For Hammertoes
There are more than 200,000 cases in the US of hammertoes every year. You are not alone in this affliction. Luckily, a hammertoe can be treated by a foot doctor at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists. It is important to book your appointment as quickly as possible as the hammertoe will continue to bend.
Hammertoes are often caused by wearing restrictive shoes or high-heels that place additional stresses on the toes causes them to curl. It often most affects the toe next to the big toe. A hammertoes is usually inflexible making it difficult to move. Part of treatment includes adding flexibility the stiffened toes.
A hammertoe becomes painful when to develops corns or calluses or constantly rubs up against the top of a person’s shoes. Again, seeing a podiatrist at either our Sun City podiatry or Scottsdale podiatry locations can help you avoid this.
Relieving The Pain Of Hammertoes
The first line treatment is correcting a person’s footwear making it perfect for them in order to decrease the likelihood of foot pain, corns, calluses, or increased curling of the toes. This is done through understand what shoes you need for your lifestyle, which one of our podiatrist will advise you on during your visit. Normally, the shoes you want to wear are roomier and more flexible in order to reduce the amount of pressure placed on the hammertoes.
Also, custom shoe inserts and pads will help you have comfortable feet each day. At the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we create a custom pair of prescription orthotics for our patients with hammertoes. These orthotics provide incredible support because they match both the person’s walking pattern and foot shape. Everyone has a different foot shape and by wearing orthotics that are specifically made to support your foot, it virtually guarantees that you will experience less foot pain.
Again, the symptoms of hammertoes involve pain of the hammertoes when wearing your shoes, the development of corns or calluses because of the friction of the hammertoe against your shoes, inflammation, redness, potential burning, continued curvature of the toe, and in more sever cases, open sores may form.
Podiatry treatment is the best way to find the treatment and support your need to not only alleviate the foot pain caused by hammertoes but also stop the hammertoe from continuing to curl. The podiatrists at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists have over two decades of experience treating hammertoes and we guarantee that we can help you solve this troublesome foot condition.
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By John Erotas