Here at Desert Foot Surgeons, our Phoenix podiatrist helps our patients with a wide range of foot problems. Some of the most common reasons that patients visit us seeking treatment from our Phoenix podiatrist are the development of hammertoes. A hammertoe occurs as a result of a bending of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes. When the joints are bended in such a way, there is an increased pressure put on the feet, and can make wearing shoes, walking, running, and simply functioning from day to day increasingly painful. A hammertoe usually starts out as a mild irritation, but it will only grow worse if it is not addressed and treated as needed. Some symptoms of hammertoes to look out for in your own daily life include: pain or irritation in one or more toes while wearing shoes, developing corns or calluses on the feet and or toes, burning sensations, inflammation, or redness on the feet and toes, and the appearance of the toes being bent. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our Phoenix podiatrist as soon as possible so that we can give you the treatment you need. We will perform thorough examinations and go in-depth with you about your medical history in order to confirm a diagnosis. From there, we usually begin with non-surgical treatment options in order to be as minimally invasive as possible with your treatment. If those methods are not adequate to relieve your symptoms, we then might recommend surgical options for you.
If you would like to learn more about how our Phoenix podiatrist can be of service to you, we highly recommend that you visit the main Desert Foot Surgeons website, where you can read on in further depth about all of our services and other relevant information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like addressed, we hope you will not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. We look forward to working with you soon here at Desert Foot Surgeons.