Hammertoe Treatment Providers in New Albany, IN
Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic provides hammertoe treatment to patients at our locations in New Albany, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky. Led by acclaimed orthopedic physicians, our independently owned practice can be your first choice for advanced musculoskeletal care.
What is hammertoe?
Hammertoe, also referred to as mallet toe, is characterized by an unusual upward bend in the joint closest to the toe nail. This foot deformity most often occurs in the second, third, or fourth toes and can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Frequently wearing poor-fitting shoes or high heels
- Foot muscle or tendon imbalances
- Injuries like toe fractures and stubs
If left untreated, hammertoe can prompt uncomfortable symptoms like calluses and corns, as well as pain and stiffness when trying to move the affected toe.
What does hammertoe treatment involve?
Many people with hammertoe are able to find relief from their symptoms with conservative measures like opting for more comfortable and roomier footwear, as well as wearing specially designed inserts or pads to encourage better toe positioning. Our physicians may also recommend simple exercises like gentle stretches and picking up small items with your feet to help strengthen toe muscles. If your hammertoe does not improve with conservative approaches, surgery to correct the toe joint may be recommended.
If you live in the New Albany area and are ready to speak with an orthopedic physician about your hammertoe treatment options, contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today. You can also schedule an appointment online at your convenience. We look forward to helping you get back on the move!