What is a Hammertoe and How is it Treated

On the top and bottom of your toes, there are tendons present. When there is a muscle imbalance in these tendons, a deformity manifests; this deformity is called hammertoe. The deformity can result in problems like: formation of corns on toe top; formation of callouses on the balls of your feet. Hammertoes can be flexible or rigid. In case of the latter, the problem cannot be corrected by simply manipulating your toes. The condition worsens over time. Even if the your hammertoe was initially flexible, not providing the right treatment at the right time can make it rigid.

How is Hammertoe Treated?

There are three different kinds of treatment for hammertoe. These are: preventative, curative, and symptomatic.

Interested in Learning More About Hammertoe? Contact Houston Foot and Ankle Care.

If you are interested to learn more about hammertoe and its treatment, or toenail problems, contact Houston Foot and Ankle Care. We are situated in Houston, Texas and can be reached directly at (713) 541-3199.

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