There are many different kinds of foot ailments, and some of them are much more common than others. Some of the more common foot problems that people usually experience at some point in their lifetime include corns, calluses, bunions and hammertoes. Some conditions may be treated and taken care of early on, but the more any condition progresses, the more likely more drastic measures will need to be taken. If you have a hammertoe or what looks like the beginnings of a hammertoe, our Hicksville hammertoe doctor Gary B. Feldman, DPM can provide you with the complete care that you need in order to treat the issue.
Though not everyone may experience a hammertoe, hammertoes do often develop in conjunction with other foot problems. In fact, hammertoes may even cause the development of issues such as corns or calluses. A hammertoe is when the middle joint of a toe begins to bend upward, resulting in the middle toe joint appearing raised. At a glance, your toe may look like it is shaped like a hammer, hence the name. This condition can be caused by any number of things and may be the result of an injury, arthritis, having a high foot arch, wearing ill-fitting shoes, or many other causes. In order to treat a hammertoe, you will need to consult a podiatrist. Gary B. Feldman, DPM can help determine which treatment method will work best for you in order to get rid of your hammertoe. If your hammertoe is not yet that serious, you may be able to treat it by applying padding to your toes and footwear, or switching out your footwear entirely so that it is more comfortable and better accommodates the size of your feet and toes. If this does not treat your pain or discomfort, then our Hicksville hammertoe doctor Gary B. Feldman, DPM may consider performing surgery.
If you have noticed the early signs of a hammertoe, call us here at the offices of Gary B. Feldman, DPM to schedule an appointment today. Our Hicksville hammertoe doctor will be able to assess your condition and prescribe the right treatment for you.