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.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

We are proud to offer many surgical procedures right from the comfort of our office, rather than in a hospital setting. Doctors at NYC Foot & Ankle has trained extensively over the years to provide this service to patients which offers many benefits. First, patients are in a familiar and much more comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Second, by staying out of the hospital setting, the patient avoids the possibility of getting a hospital infection. Third, there is a significant out-of-pocket savings to the patient.

We also offer our patients the option of minimally invasive surgery to treat certain foot and ankle conditions. This type of procedure is performed using tiny, specially-designed instruments for very small incisions that require minimal or no suturing. This precision surgery allows doctors more control with little to no damage to adjacent tissue, more predictable outcomes, and shorter recovery times. There is less risk of an infection than open surgery as well.

Contact us to inquire about what procedures can be done in-office, or through minimally invasive surgery. Doctors at NYC Foot & Ankle will be happy to discuss these services which can provide quality outcomes and less risk, with more convenience and cost savings to you.

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