Podiatrist in Fayetteville
Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC
2828 E. Millennium Place
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
(479) 582-1199
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  • Hammertoe near Shady Grove
  • Fayetteville Hammertoe
  • Toe Joint Dislocation near Springdale
  • Toe Joint Dislocation in Fayetteville
  • Hammertoe in Fayetteville

Hammertoe

Hammertoe near Springdale

A hammertoe is a dislocation of the joint of any one of the toes. It is described as a hammertoe because it bends under like a claw, or like the hammer in a piano. A corn or a callus usually will form either on the end of the toe or from shoe pressure on the prominent portion of the toe. Hammertoes are foot type related and often hereditary. They progress from flexible to rigid deformities and that is when they become painful as everyday shoes begin to cause inflammation and irritation. Home care includes trimming the corn or callus, the application of pads to relieve pressure and wearing shoes with a higher and wider toe box. and padding to reduce shoe A Podiatry consultation will determine the severity of your problem and treatment will include orthotics to compensate for the underlying biomechanical pathology, the use of special shoes and most commonly, a minor surgical procedure, performed under local anesthesia to remove the portion of bone causing the hammering.


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