Foot health is important, especially for people who are on their feet constantly and rely on them to get them from one place to another. For the most part, this applies to a great many people, and one of the best ways in which you can care for your foot health is to examine your feet once in a while, take stock of any symptoms or sensations you are experiencing and do some research. Some foot problems can be identified by simply looking at them, such as a newly developed deformity, or a pain that seems to bother you more often. Hammertoes is an issue that tends to prop up in this manner, and our podiatrist Gary B. Feldman, DPM can provide you with the hammertoe treatment in Hicksville that you will need to counter this issue.
A hammertoe is a deformity of the toe where one or both joints in a little toe, namely any toe other than the big toe, suffers a contracture. A contracture refers to an unnatural bending of the joint itself, causing it to jut in a certain way. This change in the way the joint is set can make your toe resemble a small hammer, hence the name. This means that the toe itself is bent oddly. This deformity can cause discomfort, especially when wearing shoes and when being active. The deformity of the joint can cause a significant amount of friction and may also, at times, create a callus where the toe meets the shoe or other object in its way as it is moved and as it functions. Here with Gary B. Feldman, DPM you can have your hammertoe examined and diagnosed. Milder hammertoes may be treated easily, though they can easily become more severe over time. With the proper hammertoe treatment in Hicksville, you can resolve the issue with physical therapy or surgery depending on the severity of your condition.
Here at the podiatry offices of Gary B. Feldman, DPM you can have any foot health related issues and concerns addressed, diagnosed and treated promptly. If you are in need of hammertoe treatment in Hicksville, call us to set up an appointment with Dr. Feldman today.