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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Hammer Toe And Mallet Toe (Overview)

Hammer toe and mallet toe


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What is a hammer toe?

What is a hammer toe?

Bone deformityh: Hammertoe is a deformity in the joints of the toes. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Hammer Toe And Mallet Toe (Overview)

Hammer toe and mallet toe


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

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

A contracted toe: A hammertoe is an contracture or a bending of the toe joint which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical or structural changes in the foot. This can be hereditary or due to environmental factors such as tight shoes. This bending can lead to abnormal pressure distribution resulting in pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. Treatment can be conservative or surgical. ...Read more

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Can you get surgery for hammer toe?

Can you get surgery for hammer toe?

Absolutely.: Surgery is the definitive treatment for hammertoe deformities that are rigid an cause pain. The procedure is relatively straight forward and the success rate is high. ...Read more

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Swelling on my hammer toe and hurts?

Swelling on my hammer toe and hurts?

Hammer Time.: Hammer toes can certainly be painful at times and along with pain, they can be swollen. Hammer toes can be of flexible or rigid variety. Either way, when higher that normal pressure is being applied to the toe, it will react. The reaction is pain, swelling, redness and often callous formation. In extreme cases, the toe can ulcerate and start an infection process. Best to have it examined. ...Read more

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What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

Removing the joint: Depending on whether you have a flexible or a rigid deformity will dictate the choice of procedure. In both instances the buckled joint is removed, but depending on severity, it may or may not be fused. Typically an outpatient procedure but the bone has to heal after this planned fracture which is generally 6-8 weeks - in a special shoe/boot. Ask your surgeon for specifics. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have my hammer toe straightened?

Is it safe to have my hammer toe straightened?

Yes: Hammertoe surgery is a common surgical procedure that has helped patients get relief from painful contracted hammertoe deformities to their toes. Surgery to 'straighten' your hammertoe should be performed by a board certified podiatric or orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon and should only be corrected if painful. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for crossover toe or hammer toe?

Is there a surgery for crossover toe or hammer toe?

Yes: There are several procedures that can correct this. The surgery is out patient. ...Read more

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What surgery is used to correct hammer toe besides pins?

Differnet implants: The surgery is the same however there are newer implants that go inside the bone to fuse the joints. They are heat activated and expand the internal cortex of the bone. ...Read more

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Does having short toes decrease your chance for hammer toe?

Does having short toes decrease your chance for hammer toe?

Short or long: The toes can be short or long. A hammertoe is an contracture or a bending of the toe joint which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical and structural changes that may occur over time. This can be hereditary or due to environmental factors such as tight shoes. This bending leads to an abnormal pressure distribution resulting in pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on surgery to correct a "hammer toe"?

Can you give me more info on surgery to correct a "hammer toe"?

Toe contracture care: Different procedures may be performed depending on the severity of the deformity. The joint may be left separated or fusion of the ends may be attempted. For fusion, the cartilaginous ends of the bone are removed and the ends are approximated and stabilized via a wire, screw, pin, or implant. Tedons may need to be cut or lengthened. ...Read more

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Had a hammer toe fixed last dec, was off of it for bout a mon , healed great on the outside but its still swollen, is this normal n wht can I do to fix.

Had a hammer toe fixed last dec, was off of it for bout a mon , healed great on the outside but its still swollen, is this normal n wht can I do to fix.

Yes: Yes. It's quite common to have swelling which can last for 3-5 months, even 6. Try keeping your foot elevated as much as possible, whenever you can. Its a slow process, but keep it exercising and elevation, as this the only way it'll settle down. If its hurts as well then Ibuprofen or another NSAID might be helpful. ...Read more

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What is hammer toe?

What is hammer toe?

Hammertoe: Hammertoes are contractures of the toes. See the image above for a good diagram. ...Read more

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What is hammer toe?

Simplest Explanation: Is that these are contractures of the toes. ...Read more

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What's a hammer toe?

See below: A contracted toe joint where the affected joint sticks up in air and tip of toe points downward. Like a "hammer" often caused by inproper biomechanics, poor fitting shoes, trauma or other deformity. Some neurological condition may also lead to the development of hammertoes. ...Read more

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Does a hammer toe hurt?

Maybe: If the deformity is severe enough it can hurt, or if the toe rubs on the shoe it will cause pain. ...Read more

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What. Causes a hammer toe?

Imbalance : Digital deformities are generally due to musculotendinous imbalance. One tendon is pulling harder than another and the toe is pulled crooked. Improving foot mechanics with foot orthotics can help. Toe straightening gadgets rarely work. Surgery can straighten the toe when irritation and pain are present. ...Read more

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What can hammer toe do to you?

What can hammer toe do to you?

A variety of things: The worst being arthritis in the joints (if left untreated in a severe stage)... But most hammertoes cause unsightly calluses, corns and pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if i got hammer toe?

How do I know if i got hammer toe?

By looking: If you have a hammertoe you toe will be bent at the toe joints. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix a hammer toe?

What can I do to fix a hammer toe?

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. ...Read more

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