Hammertoes, which people often call mallet or claw toes, refers to toes that bend in unnatural ways. Ever seen the felt hammers in a piano? Long ago, somebody noticed the resemblance. Over time, hammertoes begin to bend upward, resulting in painful stiffness – until you may not even be able to bend them at all. Where the toes rub against your shoe, you may form miserable corns and blisters that burn.
Allow us to educate you and provide you with expert knowledge that will empower you to make the right choice when it comes to deciding on a treatment plan for hammertoes.
Hammertoes Most Common Causes
Contracted toe muscles make a toe begin to curl. Many conditions can cause hammertoe muscle contractions, but these represent the most frequent culprits:
Regardless of what caused your tight and painful toes, Podiatrist, Dr. Ross is ready to create a custom hammertoe treatment plan for you that addresses your pain’s root cause and ends the pain forever. He won’t rest until your feet feel happy again.
Giving Your Feet the Expert Care They Deserve
Dr. Ross at The Podiatry Center has no interest in giving lectures about the shoes you choose to wear. Instead, he’d like to relieve your pain and get you active again in all the ways you’ve missed. He’s passionate about what he does and constantly strives to learn and grow as a podiatrist. This passion to learn new techniques and methods to relieve pain makes him stand head and shoulders above others in his profession – not just in Bethesda or Springfield but across the nation.
We are committed to earning the trust of our patients, profession and community. If you would like to know more, Podiatrist Dr. Paul Ross can start helping you in a few ways: