A hammertoe is a condition that is characterized by a distinctive bend in the middle of the toes that resembles a hammer or a mallet. Complications of hammertoes can vary on a case-by-case basis.
In the early stages, your toe might still be flexible, but becomes more rigid as time goes on. This can cause pain and discomfort when walking.
You might also not be able to fit your feet into your shoes as a result of your toe deformity. Furthermore, you might begin to develop corns or calluses because of the amount of friction happening between your toes and feet.
It’s important to get your hammertoe taken care of right away so that these complications don’t occur. Early treatment also decreases the need for surgery. Conservative treatment may include taping your toes or wearing a custom-made orthotic device.
Call Dr. Robert Parker at (281) 497-2850 to schedule a consultation regarding your hammertoe today. At Parker Foot & Ankle, we can fix this deformity so you can keep living your life and stop suffering needlessly.