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Hammertoe

November 21, 2020

If you’re experiencing foot pain, you can trust the professional team at the office of Taub Podiatry. Our skilled and experienced podiatric specialists are well equipped to treat a broad range of foot conditions. From bunions, hammertoes, and ingrown toenails, to diabetic foot care, and sports-related injuries, you can count on us to provide you with state-of-the-art podiatric care.

Do you suffer from hammertoe? Hammertoe is when the middle joint of a toe stiffens up into a bent position, which can lead to pain while walking. When the toe is bent like this, corns, callouses, and blisters can develop. Patients with hammertoe also commonly report pain at the joint, which connects the toe to the rest of the foot. Hammertoe typically results from wearing tight, narrow footwear. Shoes that are too tight or narrow can cause one or more toes to bend upward. With repeated wear, over time, as the muscles and tendons of the toe tighten, they become shorter, leaving the toe in a bent position at all times.

If you have been experiencing toe pain, the best thing you can do is schedule an appointment at our office. Our experienced podiatrist will carefully examine your foot and develop the most appropriate plan of treatment. Depending on the needs of your specific case, we may recommend a non-surgical, conservative approach to care. Treatment may include strategically placed foot padding, wearing shoes with a roomy toe box, custom orthotics, splinting and taking anti-inflammatory medication as needed to reduce pain and inflammation. In cases of severe and debilitating deformities, surgery may be required to straighten the joint. Whatever the case may be, you can rely on our office to provide the most precise and gentle care and to keep you well-informed every step of the way.

At the office of Taub Podiatry, we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.

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