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.
A physical exam will confirm the presence of a hammer toe. An x-ray can show more about the patient’s specific condition.
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.
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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Patient Testimonial by Arlene L
I went to the office with pain in my small toe and left without the pain, awesome!
- Arlene L
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.
- HELEN H H