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Hammer Toes

Posted by Rob S. on 4/10/04 at 20:33 (148674)

Should I have surgery to straighten my toes out?
or is there something else to do?

Re: Hammer Toes

Dr. Z on 4/11/04 at 21:14 (148720)


If you are having pain with most shoes or chronic corns then repair of hammer toe deformity is the procedure to go with

Re: Hammer Toes

Cyndi T. on 4/12/04 at 16:07 (148770)

According to the Wharton's Stretch Book, hammer toes can be caused by poorly fitting shoes or shortened tendons and muscles in the top of the foot, which draw the foot up. They recommend a stretching regimen for the lower legs, ankles and feet, which are active isolated stretches. I would try that before considering surgery.

Re: Hammer Toes

Rob S. on 4/12/04 at 22:03 (148794)

thanks Dr. Z
I have no pain but my toe nail is very thick.
And I have a heel spr too it on the same foot.

Re: Hammer Toes

Dr. Z on 4/12/04 at 22:26 (148795)

There are many excellent treatment for thick toe nails that are caused by fungus, ie lamisil, penlac, carmol 40% gel.