Hammertoe Treatment in Flagstaff, AZ
Our Podiatrist Provides Top-Notch Care
Hammertoes, also called claw or mallet toes, refer to toes that are bent in an unnatural way. The offending toe or toes will begin to bend upward and, over time, become stiff and immobile. This stiffness can cause you discomfort and pain, creating corns and blisters where your toe rubs against your shoe. Thankfully, the condition can be addressed with our hammertoe treatment in Flagstaff, AZ!
Causes of Hammertoes
A toe begins to curl in when the muscles contract. This contraction of the muscle can be caused by many things, but the most common causes of hammertoes are:
- Frequent wearing of high-heeled or narrow-toed shoes
- A foot structure issue present since birth
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Stroke, cerebral palsy, or degenerative disc disease
- Being bedridden for a long period of time
- A lack of feeling in your feet, often caused by diabetes
- Injury to your toe such as a break, dislocation, or jam
Treatment for Hammertoes
Treatment options for hammertoes depend on what caused the condition, but generally, the pain from hammertoes can be mitigated by switching to more comfortable shoes, encouraging the use of pads or custom orthotics that prevent friction, realigning the afflicted toes using splints or pads, and applying over-the-counter creams that provide relief from the pain associated with corns, blisters, or calluses.
No matter the cause of your painfully tight toes, our specialists are ready and able to create a custom hammertoe treatment plan suited to your unique needs. Our goal is to address the root cause of your pain and ensure that your feet are pain-free!
Experience 5-Star Hammertoe Treatment in Flagstaff, AZ!
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care, schedule your Dr. Rosales New Patient Assessment today. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Goals & Concerns
- Thorough Exam
- X-Rays As Needed
- Personal Treatment Plan
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Flagstaff, AZ our podiatrist and team at Flagstaff Foot Doctors also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Williams, Winslow, Sedona, Tusayan (Grand Canyon) & Page, AZ & the surrounding areas.