Hammertoes are a common diagnosis that occurs in patients of all ages, but are most common in women. Footwear modification and various strapping techniques are the first line of treatment for hammertoes. In the event that these non-operative techniques do not work, surgical correction is an option. Dr. Nadaud employs the most cutting edge techniques to correct hammertoes including plantar plate reconstruction.
Hammertoe signs and symptoms
- Pain or irritation of the affected toe when wearing shoes
- Corns and calluses on the toe, caused by constant friction
- Inflammation, redness or a burning
- Contracture of the toe
- Open sores may form in severe cases