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Frederick Podiatrist | Frederick Hammertoes | MD | Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists |

Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists
Frederick: (301) 694-8880

Gettysburg: (717) 334-1825
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Hammertoes

 

Characterized by a bending of one or both joints of any but the big toe, hammertoe is a common podiatric issue. This condition causes difficulties wearing shoes, which often exacerbate the problem.

If you suffer from hammertoes, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Corns between toes or on the top, side or end of the toes. (Corns are a buildup of skin caused by friction at the contact point between the toe and shoe.)
  • Calluses on the bottom of toes or on the ball of the foot. (Calluses are rough, dry patches of dead skin that has built up.)
  • Pain or irritation when the toes come into contact with the shoe.


Hammertoes and their symptoms generally worsen over time, as the friction between the foot and footwear becomes more severe. If left untreated, they can become rigid and open sores may form. If you are suffering from this condition, it is important to seek help sooner rather than later as they will not heal without treatment of some kind.

Treatment options include changing footwear, padding the corns and calluses that form, trimming the corns and calluses, custom orthotic footwear or devices, anti-inflammatory medications and splinting the affected toe. Surgery is recommended in some severe cases. Contact us today to discuss your hammertoe problem and we will begin finding a viable treatment option right away.

 
 
 
Frederick Podiatrist Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Hammertoes, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Frederick, MD. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flat Feet, Hammertoes, Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis, Infections, Ingrown Toenails, Neuroma, Nail Fungus, Arthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Running Injuries, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Toe Deformities and all work related in the 21701 area and surrounding areas in Frederick