What is Hammer Toe?

Hammer Toe premierfootHammer toe is a deformity found in the second third or fourth toe. The inflammation caused by hammer toe is similar to a bunion. A toe with this deformity is bent at the last joint and points the tip of the toe downward. This gives the toe a hammer-like appearance.

Causes of Hammer Toe

  • Poor Health
  • Poorly Fitted Shoes
  • Physical Trauma

Treatment of Hammer Toe

Your podiatrist will usually prescribe physical therapy and custom orthotics. Properly fitted shoes are also an effective treatment. For mild to moderate hammer toe cases, these treatment measures may completely reduce or remove any symptoms. In severe cases surgery may prove necessary.

For the most advanced hammer toe treatment in Dallas, Mesquite, Plano, Allen or Frisco, TX, request an appointment with Premier Foot & Ankle.