Hammertoes

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Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, causing it to resemble a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe. They may also feel pain in their toes or feet and have difficulty finding comfortable shoes.

Causes of hammertoe include improperly fitting shoes and muscle imbalance.

Treatment for the condition typically involves wearing shoes with soft, roomy toe boxes and toe exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Commercially available straps, cushions, or nonmedicated corn pads may also relieve symptoms.

In severe cases, hammertoe surgery may be recommended to correct the deformity.


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"I just completed 12 treatments for neurapathy and I am thrilled with the results. When Dr. Iannucci recommended the MLS Laser Therapy I wasn't sure what to expect but I knew that I didn't have much to loose trying it. I am almost 70 years old and have had this condition for many years. I would say that I pretty much had foot pain all of my waking hours and it even woke me up two or three times each night. After completing the laser treatments I am thrilled to report that I have little to no pain at all. I have said on numerous occasions lately -- "my feet don't hurt!" In fact, I have even gone back to my old exercise DVD "Sweatin' to the Oldies" now that the pain isn't my constant companion. I encourage anyone with this constant pain to give the MLS Laser Therapy a try. It is painless and effective, and I thought the cost was well worth it. I am grateful to Dr. I for recommending it and plan on going back in the summer to get some treatments for plantar fasciitis."

 

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