Do I need hammertoe surgery?

Hammertoe is a deformity in the basic structure of your toes. This musculoskeletal imbalance causes your toes to become elevated and bony. As a result, you may have severe pain, especially when you walk or put on your shoes.

Hammertoe can be caused by a number of things. The most common is genetics. Wearing comfortable shoes that allow you enough room so that you can easily wiggle your toes can help prevent pain from this deformity.

Your friend is right that if you do have hammertoe, getting hammertoe surgery may help reduce the pain you feel. Here are a few examples of when surgery may be the right option:

  • Your pain interferes with your regular activities, and nonsurgical treatments such as wearing orthotics have not helped.
  • Your foot is severely deformed preventing you to do daily activities.
  • You have a fixed toe joint deformity.

The best way to determine whether surgery is right for you is to contact a foot and ankle surgeon. At Podiatry Associates, we’ve helped others overcome the pain they feel from hammertoe deformities. We know what to look for and how to determine whether surgery is right for you, or if other treatment options may be able to help.

Call us today at 303-805-5156 to schedule your appointment at our Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, or Parker, CO office locations.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC