One of the most common foot deformities is the hammertoe. This condition is when a toe has an abnormal bend in the middle joint. Hammertoes can be painful and can cause stiffness and swelling. Depending on the severity of your hammertoe deformity, and whether it’s flexible or rigid, your condition can ultimately worsen and lead to:
- Greater toe joint pain
- Chronic foot discomfort
- Painful corns
- Limited toe movement
If you are struggling with this condition, we can help. At LePoer Podiatry, we offer custom orthotics to help manage the pain and toe straightening surgery to alleviate it altogether. Learn more by getting in touch with our Providence office today.
What Are Hammertoes?
Hammertoes are deformities caused by an imbalance in muscles and connective tissues. If you regularly wear tight shoes with little wiggle room for your toes, they can potentially cause your toes to scrunch up inside your shoes. Since your muscles and connective tissues are constantly constricted, they tense up and are no longer able to stretch out. Wearing ill-fitting shoes is the most common cause of hammertoes. Other causes can include:
- Toe injury
- Foot deformities, including bunions
What Are the Treatment Options?
Preventing hammer toes can be easily done with custom orthotics and a pair of comfortable shoes. For those who already struggle with this issue, foot and ankle surgery may be necessary. This procedure can be performed here at our office and provide long-lasting comfort.
Treatments for Hammertoes in Providence, Rhode Island
A hammertoe can be painful and difficult to live with. Find the relief you deserve today by connecting with our office here in Providence, Rhode Island. You can reach us by filling out and submitting the form below or by calling (401) 453-2000 for an appointment.