Hammertoe is a condition that affects the toes, causing them to bend downward instead of pointing straight ahead. It is often caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes, particularly those with a narrow toe box, high heels, or shoes that are too tight. Hammertoe can make it difficult to walk or wear shoes comfortably, even causing pain and discomfort in some situations. Fortunately, a podiatrist, or foot doctor, can offer foot pain treatment and even fix your hammer toe. There are many non-surgical solutions. If these are ineffective, surgery may be necessary to correct the underlying problem causing hammertoe.
Residents in Maryland and surrounding areas looking for a qualified podiatrist can call Podiatry Centers of Maryland to find a professional and schedule a convenient appointment. Our clinics also offer walk-in appointments.
Fortunately, there are several non-surgical solutions that can help alleviate the symptoms of hammertoe, and a podiatrist can help you with the following adjustments:
As you can imagine, these adjustments involve evaluating the effected toes and tailoring solutions to the varying conditions. A podiatrist can diagnose the underlying cause of your foot pain and develop a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall foot health.
Non-invasive solutions have encouraging results, but it can be ineffective for severe cases of Hammertoe. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the underlying problem. The type of surgery will depend on the severity and location of the hammertoe, and your podiatrist will thoroughly evaluate affected toes with X-rays and other imaging tests to recommend the appropriate treatment. These solutions may include:
These are only required in rare cases and offer long-lasting results by tackling the root cause of the Hammertoe. If you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort due to hammertoe or any other foot or ankle condition, don't hesitate to seek professional treatment from a podiatrist. Acting early can help prevent further damage and improve your overall foot health and quality of life.
A podiatrist is a medical professional who specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of foot and ankle disorders. Podiatrists are also known as Doctors of Podiatric Medicine. If you are looking for a licensed podiatrist in the Maryland area, you are welcomed to call Podiatry Centers of Maryland to schedule a flexible appointment or visit one of our clinics for a walk-in appointment.