If you have a mild form of hammer toes, there are conservative measures you can take to reduce pain and continue being active. You should get new shoes that are wide enough and long enough to accommodate your foot. You may need a small splint, padding, or tape to hold the toe in the right position and change the muscle imbalance. Custom shoe inserts (orthotics) can also be helpful. The pain can be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil and Aleve, or with cortisone injections in Dr. K's office.
Is Your Hammer Toe Causing Discomfort?
If you have a toe that cannot be straightened and is causing you discomfort, schedule an appointment with our podiatry team to learn about hammer toe management and treatment options. We offer virtual visits for initial consultations and see patients in our Woodland Hills office. Early intervention can keep you up and running!