Hammer Toe

Fixed Toe Pain Relief in Shirley & Ronkonkoma

A hammer toe is a toe that is deformed, with the end of the toe bending downwards. It usually affects the second, third or fourth toe, and appears to look like a claw. A corn may form on the top of the toe, and a callus may form underneath it. It may be caused by a muscle imbalance or by poorly fitting shoes, when toes are unable to be fully extended. A flexible hammer toe can be manually straightened out while a rigid hammer toe cannot be pulled straight.

Photo: An example of feet with a hammer toe, as seen from the side of the foot


A physical exam will confirm the presence of a hammer toe. An x-ray can show more about the patient’s specific condition.

A 3D digital model of a foot with hammertoe of the little toe


Treating a hammer toe before it becomes “fixed” in position is essential. Orthotics, splints, or wearing shoes with roomy toe-boxes may help non-severe cases of hammer toe. In severe cases, surgery may be performed.

Without Treatment

Pain and walking difficulty may increase, and a permanent deformity may occur. Repeated friction to the tip or the top of the toe can lead to wounds and infection.

Patient Reviews: Fixed Toe

We invite you to read the below reviews from our satisfied patients. Please visit our Patient Testimonial form to leave a review about your treatments for hammer toe with Quality Foot Care. Call our Ronkonkoma office if you would like more information: Ronkonkoma Office Phone Number 631-467-2813.

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5 out of 5 stars based on 5 Hammer Toe reviews

Patient Testimonial by John W

Dr. Taormino has seen my wife for many years I have now begun seeing him also. He is very knowledgeable about any foot conditions you may have. He explains very clearly what your problem is and describes the best treatment. Joy is the office manager and is very pleasant and always attends to our needs. This office is a 5 STAR facility.

- John W

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Patient Testimonial by Faith Y

This was my first visit to see Dr T. The office was spotless and followed CDC protocols. I like that Dr T listened to me ,I told him about my problems with my feet. He then explained what was wrong. DR T was very easy to talk with and is pt friendly. He is now my Dr for any additional foot care if needed.

- Faith Y

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Patient Testimonial by faith Y

The office was spotless followed CDC guidelines. My first visit here Dr T was easy to speak to he listened to me and he explained the problem. My toes feel better. Will definitely keep Dr T as my doctor.

- faith Y

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Patient Testimonial by Arlene L

I went to the office with pain in my small toe and left without the pain, awesome!

- Arlene L

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Patient Testimonial by HELEN H H

Doctor explained everything I needed to know. He was extremely pleasant and informative. He was extremely thorough on helping me with what I needed to know in regards to the future care of my foot. The lotto ticket was a great thought, won five dollars. Thank you again for a great visit.


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