Hammertoe Correction Surgery
When you’re dealing with hammertoe, every step can hurt. The condition, in which the toe becomes abnormally bent, can also affect your balance and lead to other foot problems without proper care.
At Evanston Regional Hospital, we can help you find relief. The board-certified podiatrist offers a full range of treatments, including hammertoe correction surgery—an outpatient procedure to relieve pain, address any cosmetic concerns and get you comfortably moving again.
A hammertoe occurs from a weakening in the muscles, tendons or ligaments that keep the toe straight. The most common culprit is poorly fitting shoes, especially high heels, which put severe pressure on the toes. Arthritis, genetics and injuries can also cause the condition. Hammertoes can be especially serious for people with diabetes, because they have a higher risk for diabetic foot ulcers and infections.
Dr. Brady will work with you to find the right treatment, which may be as simple as switching footwear. We can also design custom orthotics to wear inside your shoes, or recommend toe exercises or other non-invasive options.
If the pain persists, though, surgery may be your best solution.
Surgical Options to Correct Your Toe
We usually perform hammertoe correction on an outpatient basis, allowing you to go home the same day. Depending on the type of surgery, recovery may take a few weeks, with some swelling expected. Dr. Brady will closely monitor your healing.
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