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Naples & Marco Island Podiatrist


681 Goodlette Rd. N., Suite 160
Naples, FL 34102

1865 Veterans Park Dr, Suite 202
Naples , FL 34109

1310 San Marco Road, Suite A
Marco Island , FL 34145

Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe. They may also feel pain in their toes or feet and have difficulty finding comfortable shoes.

Causes of hammertoe include improperly fitting shoes and muscle imbalance.

Treatment for the condition typically involves shoes with soft, roomy toe boxes and toe exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Commercially available straps, cushions or non-medicated corn pads may also relieve symptoms. Surgical intervention is another treatment option when conservative attempts fail to relieve pain.

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