Taking care of your health is essential. One of the most important things that you can do is to simply pay attention to how you feel on a day-to-day basis. Do you notice any changes? Are you developing any symptoms? Are you in pain? Or are you feeling any sort of discomfort? These things are important to take note of, including when they affect your feet. Though some instances of foot problems can be fleeting, such as strain after a long day of work, some conditions require the help of a foot surgeon, which is sometimes the case with issues like hammertoes. Here at Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC our 72704 podiatrist can help provide patients with the overall care that they need in order to address these issues and improve their overall comfort.
Hammertoes are not uncommon, and they can range in severity depending on the person and how they have had the condition. A hammertoe is basically a deformity where the joint of one of your smaller toes, any toe but the big toe, becomes bent in an abnormal fashion. This can occur from stress, strain, and even the shoes you wear. Some individuals may be prone to conditions like these because of genetic factors, but it is generally a condition that anyone can develop. Hammertoes can sometimes develop gradually. If a hammertoe is caught early on, treatment may be fairly simple. If a hammertoe is mild, it may correct itself if you simply wear the proper shoes and support your feet and the affected toe with orthotics or shoe inserts. More severe forms of this deformity may instead require surgery. Here at Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC our 72704 podiatrist can help provide you with the surgical procedure necessary to realign the joint completely and to improve your foot health overall.
Hammertoes can cause pain, friction, calluses, and general discomfort, and these symptoms may feel more or less intensified depending on the type of shoes you are wearing. Here at Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC we can help identify the issue, provide an accurate diagnosis, and provide you with the treatment that you need in order to resolve it, including foot surgery if needed. Call us today to book a visit with our 72704 podiatrist can get the care that you need.