Hammer toe is a painful deformity of the second, third and fourth toes typically caused by shoes that don’t fit correctly such as high heels. While there are various hammer toe treatments, some patients develop severe hammer toe that requires surgery. In these cases there are several different types of hammer toe surgery.
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Hammer toe, although sometimes unnoticeable, is a painful and difficult to treat if the deformity is not treated quickly enough. Hammer toe is when the second third or fourth toe bends at the far knuckle, causing the toe to resemble a hammer.
When shoes are worn that do not fit properly, the toes can be forced into a hammer toe position. Excessively high heels or shoes that are too small may cause hammer toe if worn often enough. To receive hammer toe treatment, one needs to be properly diagnosed first, so a digital x-ray or another similar test is needed in conjunction with a physical examination. (more…)
NYC Cosmetic foot surgery is more common than you might expect.
Cosmetic foot surgery is not simply an action driven from vanity. Problems with foot bones structure can cause feelings of pain during simple activities, such as walking or wearing certain shoes. In addition, for many people, unattractive feet can be a huge issue causing deep feelings of insecurity.
Many of our patients have expressed that they don’t feel comfortable wearing sandals or going barefoot in warmer months because of their cosmetic foot problems. Others have spoken about how painful it is to wear particular shoes due to the nature of their feet. (more…)