What is hammer toe? A hammer toe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. The toe is bent at the middle joint, making it look like a hammer. Initially, hammer toes are flexible and can be remedied with simple measures. If left untreated, they can become fixed and need surgery.
Additionally, people with hammer toe may also have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe. They may have pain in their toes and/or feet and have problems finding shoes that are comfortable.
Basically, hammer toes are a painful nuisance! And people seem to delay going to the doctor because they don’t want to face what they think is going to be a “complicated” surgical procedure. But there is good news!
There is a simple in-office procedure I use to correct a flexible hammer toe. Rigid, fixed hammertoes still need the traditional surgical repair, but for a flexible hammertoe that causes pain at the end of the toe or the top of the toe, this works pretty well.
It requires no traditional incisions, and no stitches. People can walk immediately, and rarely need anything stronger than Tylenol.
If you or someone you know are suffering from Hammer Toe and think you may benefit from this simple procedure or you simply would like more information about this procedure, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Lasday right away for a thorough and professional evaluation, either in his Bradenton Podiatry office or Sarasota Podiatry office.