A hammer toe is a toe that is bent because of a muscle imbalance around the toe joints. The imbalance causes the toe to bend at one or more joints, pushing the middle of the toe upward in a claw-like position. Hammer toes always occur in the four smaller toes, usually the second toe. They may hurt or look odd, or both.
If you notice such changes in your toe, it is important to seek proper treatment. Hammer toes never get better without some type of intervention and the sooner it is treated, the better the outcome.
The podiatrists at University Foot and Ankle Institute have revolutionized the surgical approach to hammer toe correction, allowing for early weigh bearing and rapid healing. We have decades of combined experience in the treatment of hammertoes. We pride ourselves in offering the most advanced diagnostic technology and treatment options available in the most relaxed and comfortable environment.