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Hammertoes: Targeted Treatment at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Delray

Overview of Hammertoes
Hammertoes are a prevalent foot deformity where toes, usually the second, third, or fourth, bend abnormally at the middle joint. This condition often leads to discomfort and challenges in foot mobility and can progressively worsen over time.


Causes and Types
Hammertoe development is often linked to an imbalance in the muscles, tendons, or ligaments that maintain the toe straight. Factors contributing to this condition include genetics, wearing ill-fitting shoes, and certain diseases that affect nerve and muscle function. Hammertoes can range from flexible, where the toe can still be moved at the joint, to rigid, where movement becomes limited and painful.

Symptoms to Watch For
Common symptoms of hammertoes include a visible deformity of the toe, pain or irritation when wearing shoes, corns or calluses from friction, and difficulties in walking. In more advanced cases, inflammation and redness may also be present.

Our Approach to Treatment
At Foot & Ankle Specialists of Delray, we customize hammertoe treatment plans based on individual needs and the severity of the condition. Our comprehensive evaluations often include physical examinations and possibly imaging. Treatments range from conservative care, like toe exercises and proper footwear, to surgical interventions for more severe deformities.

Advanced Treatment Options
Utilizing the latest advances in podiatric care, we offer minimally invasive surgical options and state-of-the-art therapies aimed at correcting the toe's position and alleviating associated pain and discomfort.

Prevention and Education
Our commitment to patient care includes educating about preventative measures for hammertoes, such as choosing appropriate footwear and engaging in exercises that maintain toe flexibility and strength.

Restore Your Toe Mobility and Comfort
Our primary goal is to relieve the discomfort associated with hammertoes and improve the overall function and appearance of your feet. Whether you’re in the early stages or have long-standing concerns, our team is here to offer effective and compassionate care.


Book Your Appointment
Don’t let hammertoes interfere with your daily activities. Book your appointment today at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Delray and take the first step towards restoring your foot health and comfort.

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