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What can i do to fix a hammer toe?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
See a podiatrist: Your only real option for fixing is via surgery.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Hammertoe care: Hammertoes can limit your ability to get into regular shoes. Try having your feet measured for more comfortable shoes with a higher toebox. Padding, hammertoe slints, and orthoces may be of benefit. If all fails surgery may be a good option.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
Surgery vs. padding.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

I'm forming a hammer toe, how can I fix it?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Sometimes you can't: Be wise in your shoe selection that they acomodate and don'tmake it worse. Consider some form of strapping to hold the toe straight like a budin splint or the likes. Structural deformites often respond well to surgical correction.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some fixes to hammer toes?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
These:: It might include changing your shoes to avoid heels and picking styles that allow more room for the toes. Local shoestretching, pads, and removing callus tissue can afford pain relief. If these measures are insufficient, surgical measures to correct the deformity are available. Talk to a foot surgeon regarding this.
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The type of hammertoes and the cause is also important. Sometimes diabetics get hammertoes from the bio-mechanics of walking.
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