Hammertoe Treatment Denver
What is Hammertoe?
A Hammertoe is bending of any of the toes other than the large toe. It can cause significant discomfort. It also can cause secondary conditions to occur. Over time, the deformity and issues tend to worsen. We provide pain relieving, corrective solutions. Regardless of the severity the condition.
What Causes Hammertoe?
Hammertoe is typically caused by a muscle or tendon imbalance in your foot. Over time, this leads to increasing pain and irritation. It also can be responsible for Foot Corns and Calluses. Sometimes it can even result in toe dislocations in more severe cases. These can make finding comfortable shoes difficult. It can also make it challenging to walk without pain.
Hammertoe Treatment Options
Hammertoe is a progressive condition. This means that they tend to only get worse over time. Early on, they can often be treated with non-invasive measures. However, without proper early treatment, the condition worsens. When this happens, the Hammertoe can become rigid. At that stage, surgery is typically required to provide relief and corrective measures.
Many options exist for non-surgical treatments when Hammertoes are addressed early. Our podiatrists will diagnose the condition and make customized recommendations for your specific needs. Often, this will involve:
- Corn and Callus Maintenance – professional trimming and padding options
- Footwear Changes
- Injected and/or Oral Medications
- Splinting or Strapping
When non-surgical options cannot address the issue, we will discuss with you the correct surgical procedure. Our goal is to straighten the toe and fix the issue. Some more common procedures include:
- Arthroplasty – A small section of bone is removed from the affected joint
- Arthrodesis – Fusing of a small joint of the toe or multiple toes (if also affected)
- Tendon or muscle lengthening or rebalancing, small tendon transfers etc.
- Treatment secondary conditions such as Bunions or other foot deformities
Hammertoe Relief in Denver
We’re experienced local podiatrists. Expect a professional consultation, proper diagnosis and treatment options for Hammertoes and whatever other foot and ankle related malady you may be experiencing. We’re here to get you back on your feet again in the least invasive way possible. Get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you.