Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi
World renowned foot surgeon helping patients find relief from all types of foot pain.

Diagnosing Hammer Toe

Hammer toes are visually apparent, but a foot and ankle doctor will need to study your symptoms and examine your foot. The foot and ankle doctor may try to reproduce your symptoms by manipulating your foot and studying the contractures of the toes. The foot and ankle surgeon may also take X-rays.

Hammer toes usually get worse over time. Once your foot and ankle surgeon has evaluated your hammer toes, a treatment plan can be developed for your needs.

Treatment of Hammer Toe

There are a variety of treatment options for hammer toe, including:

  • Padding corns and calluses
  • Avoiding shoes with pointed toes, shoes that are too short, or shoes with high heels
  • Using a custom orthotic device in your shoe to control the muscle/tendon imbalance
  • Corticosteroid injections to ease pain and inflammation.
  • Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Splints or small straps to realign the bent toe

Surgical Treatment of Hammer Toe

Surgery is sometimes needed when the hammer toe has become more rigid and painful, or when an open sore has developed. In selecting the procedure for your particular case, a foot and ankle surgeon will consider the extent of your problem and recommend the best type of surgery.

Dr. K's AMI-HAMMER TOE® procedure is a cutting-edge surgical technique that treats hammer toe pain without an extended recovery period. Most patients walk independently with the help of crutches and resume regular activities within a few days. 

You Don't Have to Live With Painful and Unsightly Hammer Toes!

Using a minimally invasive surgical procedure he developed and perfected, Dr. K can fix your hammer toe and restore your freedom and mobility. Schedule a virtual consultation or an in-person visit in Woodland Hills to learn about AMI-HAMMERTOE® hammer toe surgery with Dr. K.