What are hammer toes?

A hammer toe is a bending or flexing of the toe at one of the two joints in the digit. It can cause the toe to look like a “V,” and can cause rubbing, redness, a corn, and pain. This problem is more common in females, and can be flexible or rigid. The cause is usually due to an imbalance of the muscles/tendons in the toe, and many times it is genetic in nature, being handed down from our parents.

There are many conservative treatments, as well as several, “Minimally Invasive” ways to fix these problems permanently!

Here at the NYC Foot & Ankle Center, we will be happy to take digital x-rays, explain your condition, and discuss a treatment plan catered specifically to your needs and lifestyle.

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