Hammertoe Surgery

Hammertoe Surgery in Chicago

A hammertoe can be painful and disfiguring, making it difficult to put on shoes and walk without pain. If you have a hammertoe, one excellent treatment option is hammertoe surgery, performed by your podiatrist.

What Are Hammertoes and What Causes Them?

A hammertoe is a deformity in the joint of your toe that causes your toe to bend outward, resembling a hammer. Hammertoes can develop due to an imbalance of the muscles or tendons in your toe. You are also at higher risk of developing a hammertoe if you wear shoes that are too narrow or pointed, without sufficient room for your toes.

Surgical Treatment for Hammertoes

If you have a severe, painful hammertoe that isn’t relieved by non-surgical treatments, your podiatrist may recommend hammertoe surgery. Hammertoe surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis. During surgery, your podiatrist may remove a piece of bone from the toe joint or release the tendons attached to the joint, to allow for repositioning and realignment of your toe.

Recovery After Hammertoe Surgery

You may need to wear a shoe or boot after surgery, but you should not need crutches. You will need to elevate your foot for the first few days after surgery. Recovery can take several weeks, and you may not be able to drive a car for several weeks if surgery is done on your right foot.

Contact Norridge Foot Clinic Today!

To find out more about hammertoes and hammertoe surgery, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Jennifer Busser at Norridge Foot Clinic in Chicago, IL. You can reach her in the office by calling (773) 625-2211.

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