Posted On: March 18, 2020
Hammertoe & Claw Toe Treatment is a foot condition whereby the middle joint of the toe is bent due to weak muscles.
Due to the frail muscles, the tendons of the toe become short and eventually result in the curling of the toes (forming like a hammer).
According to research, hammertoe is hereditary. In some cases, people develop this condition when they wear tight shoes over a long period of time.
Usually, hammertoes can occur in any toe. Women are more prone to this toe deformity. This is because they have a lot of shoe gear. Also, women tend to wear tight shoes for aesthetic purposes.
Once you notice that you have this condition, immediately take necessary actions. This is crucial because hammertoe causes extreme pain if not treated. If you have an existing health condition, such as diabetes, the sooner you need treatment because hammertoes often lead to wounds. Eventually, the ligaments and tendons will become short and will cause the toes to bend downward.
The following are some of the tried and tested treatments for hammertoe and claw toes:
To relieve that pain, always wear shoes that fit properly. Deeper and wider shoes are recommended. Also, make sure that the shoe you wear has a soft padding.
You can also take anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the pain caused by hammertoe.
Surgery is often the end result of a painful hammertoe. The surgery can be done outpatient at the Graff Foot and Ankle Surgery Center. The surgery can be done with the patient asleep or awake under local. The patient can walk the same day in tennis shoes. The recovery is minimal.