How To Treat A Hammertoe
This video will explain the symptoms and preventions for hammertoes as well as the different ways to treatment the problem.
Hello, I'm Charles Goldman. I'm a qualified chiropodist podiatrist. I run The Foot Pad chiropody and physical therapy clinic in Holborn, Central London.
Today, I'm going to talk to you about various foot problems and their treatment. In this video, we're going to talk about hammertoes. Hammertoes are often caused by ill-fitting footwear.
They can also be congenital and can be an inherited structural deformity. There are ways of treating them, if the toe is still flexible enough, the hammertoe can be corrected by using a toe prop and toe separators. This often prevents the toe from curling up and stops the pressure on the top of the toe.
If it is a stiff fixed toe, often the only solution is surgery. This can only be done in a hospital and it sometimes involves breaking the joint and fixing it with a pin. This does cause other problems and it's not advisable for young people to undergo this, but the first solution is to seek advice from a chiropodist or a doctor.
This is the preferable way to treat hammertoes so if you do have a problem, please seek medical advice either from a chiropodist or a doctor, and that's how you would deal with hammertoes. .