There are plenty of different issues and conditions that can affect a person’s feet. It’s no wonder with how much we use our feet daily, just how many different issues may occur during one’s lifetime. Even things like deformities can be quite common place, especially since there are so many factors aside from genetic ones that can cause a person’s foot to change in appearance and structure over time. One common foot problem that people experience are hammertoes, and they can be painful as well as unsightly. With the assistance of our Davenport foot doctor here at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center you can get the treatment you need.
Hammertoes are deformities that affect the smaller toes of the foot, generally every other toe but the big one. Hammertoes occur or develop due to friction, strain, and even constraints due to the types of shoes that you wear, or other factors that may affect your feet on a regular basis. The hammertoe gets its name from the appearance of the deformity itself. As stress and strain is put on the joint of the affected toe, the toe may assume a hammerhead shape where the toe is curved whether it is being flexed or not. This can cause more friction, creating calluses or corns, and they can also be unsightly as well as make wearing certain types of shoes uncomfortable or even painful. If you happen to have any kind of hammertoes, whether they are mild or severe, our Davenport foot doctor here at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center can help. Mild hammertoes can sometimes be treated with the use of shoe inserts, specialized bandages, or even a simple change of footwear. More severe hammertoes, however, it may require surgery to realign the joint itself.
Whether you have a mild or severe hammertoe, considering treatment is always a great option. If you need hammertoe treatment, call us here at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center to learn more and to book an appointment with our Davenport foot doctor today.