If you have a hammertoe, or any other type of foot problem, you should come in to see us at Desert Foot Surgeons. Our expert foot doctor, Dr. Stephen Geller, will be able to provide you with treatment for many different types of foot problems, including hammertoes in Glendale AZ.
Hammertoes are a common foot problem. A hammertoe can be either flexible or rigid, depending on its stage of development. When a person has a hammertoe, the toe forms an upside down “V” when viewed from the side. In the beginning, a hammertoe is flexible, and can be forced to open. However, most hammertoes will progress to rigid hammertoes if not treated early on. A flexible hammertoe can be treated in several different ways. Oftentimes orthotics are prescribed to make the patient more comfortable, and to keep pressure off the hammertoe. This can keep it from progressing to a rigid hammertoe, in some cases. Once a hammertoe becomes rigid, it cannot be made to open any longer. At this point, surgery is usually needed in order for the hammertoe to be permanently fixed. Arthritis can set into the toe joints, and the hammertoe can become extremely painful. In addition, corns can develop on the top portion of a hammertoe where the toe constantly rubs against the top of the shoe. The good news is that hammertoes can be easily treated, and if found early, surgery can often be avoided. At our podiatry practice, we treat hammertoes in Glendale AZ so that our patients can be comfortable, and can be completely back on their feet as soon as possible. We will always work with our patients to make sure that they fully understand their foot condition, so that they can be a true partner in the treatment decisions for their foot problem.
For an appointment to see our podiatrist for treatment of your hammertoes in Glendale AZ, simply contact us today.