When the knuckles of your toes πŸ‘£stick upward and are more prominent, the medical term is HAMMERTOE 🦢.

If a hammertoe hurtsπŸ˜–, it’s usually because the shoe rubs on the prominent knuckle. The reason to be concerned is that more problems can stem from this.

Some of the complications from hammertoes are open sores, infections🦠, stress fractures😣, and tendon or ligament tears.

As you can see, a simple bending of the toes 🦢can lead to complex problems. Unfortunately, there aren’t any splints that can help realign a bent toe 🦢. Don’t fall πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ for ads that make this claim.

What you can do is make sure your shoes πŸ‘žπŸ‘ πŸ‘’πŸ‘žπŸ₯ΎπŸ₯Ώ don’t rub on the prominent knuckles.

Without getting too technical, the cause of the problem is usually a tendon that is getting overworked.

The best solution to relax an overworked tendon is to use custom designed inserts (orthotics)πŸ‘£. We have been able to help kidsπŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ‘¦πŸ½ and adults πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘±πŸΌavoid major toe πŸ‘£deformities by making custom orthotics.

If a hammertoe is left untreated and becomes more deformed, surgery πŸ©ΊπŸ’‰ may be the only option. If one or more of the knuckles of your toes πŸ‘£ are becoming prominent, it may be the sign of more serious things to come.

There is a simple solution to hammertoes πŸ‘£ if we have the opportunity to address them early enough.

WeπŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€βš•οΈare here to help you avoid 🚫any serious conditions related to your toes πŸ‘£bending.

To Straight Toes,

Dr. RosalesπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈ

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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other podiatry topics, feel free to contact Flagstaff Foot Doctors by clicking here or by calling 928-774-4825.