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What causes hammer toes to happen?

What causes hammer toes to happen?

Hammertoes: There are 3 different mechanisms in gait that causes hammertoes to occur- but basically there is an imbalance between the muscles that cause the toe to flex versus the ones that extend the toes. There are many congenital deviations from the norm that causes this to occur. ...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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What is the best thing you can do to treat hammer toes or bunions?

What is the best thing you can do to treat hammer toes or bunions?

Bunions: Bunions and hammertoes are progressive deformities that may result in pain , especially with shoe wear. Conservative options include using shoes with a wider and deeper toe box. Padding the areas may also provide relief. When these measures fail, consult with your foot and ankle surgeon who can discuss various options for surgical repair. ...Read more

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What are hammer toes and how they treated?

Bent toe.: 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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What are treatment options for hammer toes?

What are treatment options for hammer toes?

A variety: They span from conservative (modify shoes, padding, etc.) to surgery. You should consider a visit with your podiatrist for a more detailed and personalized analysis. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for hammer toe?

What are some treatments for hammer toe?

Surgery: The treatment for hammer toe is surgery, that is only treatment that can correct it, but for symptomatic treatment to relieve pain and discomfort you can try wearing roomy footwear, using pads and supports in your shoe, and doing toe exercises. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture cure hammer toes?

Can acupuncture cure hammer toes?

Cure? not likely: Acupuncture has not been clinically proven to cure hammer toes. It may definitely help with the pain and inflammation however. Discuss treatment options with your foot doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hammer toe scars on my feet?

How to get rid of hammer toe scars on my feet?

Try Mederma: It will also depend on how old the scars are. There is not much you can do. ...Read more

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How do I prevent hammer toes?

How do I prevent hammer toes?

Please read that: Change your footwear to shoes that do not rub across the hammer toe in order to prevent corns, blisters or cuts from forming. Avoid straps or seams that may irritate the toe. You may be able to wear open toe shoes in the warmer weather. A deep toe box in a shoe is otherwise necessary.Continu below. ...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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