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Bent Toe Correction

This condition occurs from a muscle and ligament imbalance around your toe joint that causes the toe joint to bend and become stuck in an abnormal position. Doctors have several bent toe correction options that vary according to how severe your hammer, mallet, or claw toe condition is.

Conditions

Tight-fitting shoes often aggravate and put pressure on hammertoes. The most common complaint with hammertoes is rubbing and irritation on the top of the bent toe.

Nonsurgical

  • Wear good-fitting shoes; this does not necessarily mean expensive shoes.
  • Padding any prominent areas around your bony point of your toe may help to relieve pain.
  • Drugs that reduce inflammation can ease the pain and swelling. Sometimes, doctors will use cortisone injections to relieve acute pain.
  • Your doctor may also custom-make an insert to wear inside your shoe. This can reduce pain and keep the hammertoe from getting worse.
  • Over-the-counter metatarsal pads that are properly placed may help.
  • Your doctor may recommend foot exercises to help restore muscle balance. Splinting the toe may help in the very early stages.

 

Surgical

If these traditional hammertoe treatments fail to provide results, your doctor may suggest joint arthroplasty, joint fusion, or arthroscopic surgery to release the tendon.

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