586-263-4411   Clinton Township
586-468-5445   Mount Clemens
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By Hosey Foot & Ankle Centers
March 19, 2019
Category: Foot Condition
Tags: Hammertoes  

Foot-related conditions such as hammertoes usually begin inconspicuously and worsen over a long period of time. However, learning the hammertoesigns and symptoms of hammertoes can help you catch them early and prevent them from worsening. Learn more about hammertoe treatment by reading below, and for personal care, contact Dr. Thomas Hosey, Dr. Ryan Murphy, Dr. Kristen Patterson, and Dr. Angela Jacob at Hosey Podiatry—they have locations in Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, and Mount Clemens, MI.

What is a hammertoe?
A hammertoe is a condition in which a toe excessively curls itself, eventually resembling the claw side of a hammer. This condition begins when the muscles and ligaments in the toe weaken, causing them to shorten and pull the toe up and back. Hammertoes begin mildly and grow slowly, meaning that many patients do not realize that they have a hammertoe at all.

Do I have a hammertoe?
Common hammertoe symptoms include:

  • Pain in the toe
  • General discomfort
  • Corns and calluses, usually located on top of the affected toe
  • Difficulty finding shoes that fit correctly or comfortably

How we can help
If you think that you have a hammertoe, you should consult with your podiatrist to confirm the diagnosis and craft a treatment plan. Treatment can vary from changing the type of shoes you wear, wearing a custom orthotic, or in extreme cases, even undergoing surgery to realign the tendon and allow the toe to lie flat once again.

For more information on hammertoes, please contact one of Hosey Podiatry's locations in Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, or Mount Clemens, MI. Dial (586) 263-4411 to schedule an appointment in Clinton Township, (586) 275-3000 for Sterling Heights, or (586) 468-5445 for the Mount Clemens location today!

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