What are Hammer Toes?

Hammertoe is a deformity of the toe where the toe is bent in an abnormal position. Labs or imaging is not required to diagnose a hammertoe. The patient may be able to self-diagnose this condition. A hammertoe can be a painful condition as the toe is imbalanced and may obstruct the other toes.  People who develop a hammertoe may develop corns and calluses as a result of the hammertoe.

What can cause a Hammer Toes?

A hammertoe cannot be inherited and is not genetic. External factors such as trauma, tight-fitting shoes, or even an abnormality of the toe muscles may cause a hammertoe.

Do you offer custom insoles?

Yes, we offer custom insoles. The doctor will examine your feet to determine what type of insoles work best. You may receive the insole within one to two weeks. To learn more about our insole, please click the link below.

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What are the different types of treatment?

Hammertoes can be treated by a medical professional. The doctor may suggest changing shoes so that the toe has more room to move. Using custom insoles may also help treat hammertoes. In rare cases, the doctor may perform surgery to realign the toes.

Do we perform Hammer Toes Surgery?

Yes, hammer toe surgery is performed in-office. Dr. David C Scherer, D.P.M. utilizes the Minimal Incision Technique. This technique allows the doctor to perform the surgery in the office. Please call in for a free consultation.

What is the Minimal Incision Technique?

The Minimal Incision Surgical Technique does not require pins, metal rods, screws, or plaster. Surgery is performed in-office and does not require any hospitalization. Dr. Scherer, D.P.M., P.A. may use one stich to close the surgical area, but this may vary from case to case. We use a local anesthetic so that the patient is awake throughout the entire procedure. The surgery may take 1-3 hours to perform.