Hammertoe Treatment: Restoring Comfort and Functionality

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Addressing Hammertoes at Central Florida Foot & Ankle Institute

Hammertoe is a common foot deformity that can cause discomfort and affect your daily activities. At Central Florida Foot & Ankle Institute, we specialize in treating hammertoes, offering both conservative and advanced surgical options to alleviate pain and improve toe function.

What is Hammertoe?

Hammertoe typically affects the second, third, or fourth toes, causing them to bend at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. This deformity can result from a muscle imbalance, wearing ill-fitting shoes, or conditions like arthritis.

Symptoms of Hammertoe

  • Bent toes, resembling a hammer
  • Pain or discomfort in the affected toes, especially when wearing shoes
  • Corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe
  • Reduced flexibility or movement in the toe

Our Hammertoe Treatment Options

Effective treatment depends on the severity and flexibility of the hammertoe:

  • Conservative Treatments: Including padding corns and calluses, orthotic devices, and exercises to stretch and strengthen toe muscles.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: For less severe cases, addressing the muscle imbalance.
  • Surgical Correction: In cases where the hammertoe is rigid or causing significant pain, surgery may be recommended to realign the toe.

Advanced Surgical Options

Our surgical approaches to hammertoe correction are tailored to the specific needs of each patient and can include:

  • Joint Resection: Removal of part of the joint, allowing the toe to lie flat.
  • Fusion Surgery: Permanently fusing the bones in the joint to maintain the correct position.
  • Tendon Transfer: To reposition the tendons and correct the deformity.

Why Choose Us for Your Hammertoe Treatment

At Central Florida Foot & Ankle Institute, we understand the intricacies of foot mechanics and how crucial it is to address hammertoe effectively:

  • Board-certified podiatrists with specialized expertise in foot deformities
  • Comprehensive assessment to determine the most effective treatment plan
  • Commitment to minimally invasive techniques where possible
  • Personalized postoperative care and rehabilitation

Take the Next Step Towards Relief

Living with hammertoe doesn't have to mean living in discomfort. Contact our friendly staff today at Central Florida Foot & Ankle Institute to explore your treatment options and start your journey towards improved foot health and functionality.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not replace professional medical advice. Patients should consult with a healthcare provider for any medical concerns or before making decisions about all surgical and treatment procedures.


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