Hammertoes & Toe Deformity

By: Perth Podiatric Surgery  21-Mar-2015
Keywords: Heel Pain, Podiatry Clinic, Foot Clinic

Hammertoes and toe deformity refer to problems in which the lesser toes become retracted, or deviate from their normal position of alignment. They can affect people of any age or gender and typically occur due to congenital, mechanical or neurological reasons. Patients may develop painful local skin lesions such as corns or callus secondary to the toe deformity and may also experience local pain within the affected joints or underneath the ball of their foot. Surgical management of hammertoes and toe deformity is performed by correcting the contractions in the overlying skin, associated tendons and small toe joints. The chosen procedure will vary in difficulty and recovery time depending on the cause of the problem which is identified.

Keywords: Callus, Foot, Foot Clinic, Foot Orthotics, Footwear Advice, Heel Pain, Podiatry Centre, Podiatry Clinic

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