Hammertoes are a foot deformity that occurs due to an imbalance in muscles, tendons or ligaments that normally hold the toe straight. This type of foot deformity can be genetic or caused by certain disease processes. Certain types of shoe gear or trauma can also lead to hammertoe deformity.
Deciding the appropriate hammertoe conservative treatment or surgery is important as not all hammertoes are the same and not all procedures address hammertoes in the same way. Ultimately the correct procedure depends on your clinical exam, x-rays as well as what your activity level, health factors and goals are.
If you are concerned that you may be suffering from hammertoes please request an appointment at Bigfoot Podiatry or give us a call at (360) 616-9563 to schedule.