A hammer toes is a toe that curls or is buckled. This condition can be very painful and make fitting into shoes difficult. This deformity can cause skin lesions where infection introduction can occur mainly seen in diabetes or those with poor circulation. See a Manhattan hammer toe surgeon or foot doctor in New York sooner rather than later to treat this uncomfortable condition.
People ask NYC podiatrist every day to explain what caused their toe to become bent like this. This deformity occurs when the muscles that stabilize your toes lose the delicate balance among them and start to overpower each other. This causes your toe to bend or become stuck in a curled position. This can become painful because the contracted toes bump against the top of your shoe. The ball of the foot can also become painful since the toes are not carrying any weight as they contract off the ground. It’s possible for less invasive methods to help, but if your case is serious, your NYC podiatrist may recommend hammer toe surgery.
All symptoms, potential procedural/surgical options should always be discussed with your podiatrist or NYC hammertoe surgeon Dr. Solomon after a thorough consultation and examination for an accurate diagnosis and hammertoes treatment plan.