I would also recommend an alteration in shoes and avoiding flip flops. I advise you to have a consultation with a local podiatrist before attempting treatment. Feel free to visit our website for more information at farahpodiatryassociates.com
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We all get our looks and body structure from the combination our parents. That being said, you can be predisposed to having hammertoes. There are pads to help reduce the deformity, that can also reduce pain. However the deformity is caused by tendon imbalances as well as structural abnormalities. It tends to progress with time. There is no quick fix and if it bothers you, you will likely end up with surgical correction. Luckily they now have innovative devices like smart toe implants that can make surgery aftercare and results better.
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Apache Foot & Ankle Specialists
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2. There is a simple toe sling type of pad that you can apply in the morning and remove in the evenings. Please do not use any medicated corn pad onto the 3rd toe, if you have started to develop a corn on the top of the middle joint of the hammer toe deformity. However, you may require surgical intervention in the future to correct your hammer toe deformity (e.g. arthroplasty-remodeling of the affected joint or arthrodesis fusion of the deformity). These procedures are performed as the gold standard depending on the severity of one's hammertoe deformity. www.Pedifix.com "Toe Straightener" for a single toe.