If you have been looking for a skilled foot surgeon and podiatric doctor, you will want to make an appointment to visit us at Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC. Hammertoe is a common condition that causes many people to have problems and discomfort with their feet. If you are in need of a Fayetteville hammertoe doctor, contact our office for an appointment with one of our highly-skilled foot doctors and surgeons.
Our doctors are: Dr. James J. Brantley, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon, and Dr. Michael S. Peck, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. At Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC our mission is to provide our patients with exceptional full service foot care in a relaxing environment. We provide podiatric medical and surgical services for patients of all ages. One of the problems many patients experience, and come to us for treatment for, is hammertoe. A hammertoe occurs when a muscle and ligament imbalance exists around the toe joint. The middle joint of the toe then bends, and becomes stuck in this position. Often there is rubbing and irritation on the top of the bent toe. Toes that curl, usually the baby toe, are also considered to be hammertoes. The shoes that women wear can contribute to hammertoe pain. If you have poor circulation, or diabetes, hammertoes can cause a serious problem. Our Fayetteville hammertoe doctor will be able to help you with any problems or pain caused by hammertoes.
Our Fayetteville hammertoe doctor will have several treatment options for flexible hammertoes. However, if the tendon in the toe is rigid, and the toe can’t be moved, this is called a rigid hammertoe. This condition generally calls for surgical correction. There are three main causes of hammertoes. The first cause is simply genetic. Arthritis can also cause a hammertoe, as well as injury to the toe. Injury is usually caused by poorly fitting shoes that are too tight, too short or too pointy. Our doctors also treat the full array of foot problems including, but not limited to: Achilles tendonitis; bunions; pediatric foot problems; corns and callouses; diabetic foot conditions; fungal nails; gout; and many other foot and ankle problems — common, and not so common. If you would like an appointment to see one of our fine doctors, please contact our office today.