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Hammertoe Treatment edmonton Alberta

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Hammertoe Treatment Edmonton

Hammertoe Treatment edmonton, Alberta

Hammertoes are a deformity which results in bony prominences on the toes causing them to be permanently bent - resembling a hammer. Often the cause is biomechanical in origin which can cause unbalanced muscle contraction which changes the underlying bone structure of the foot. In time, toes become rigid, inflexible and painful. If diagnosed early, hammertoes can be treated with functional orthotics, but in more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the conditon.

Causes of hammertoes


  • Heredity
  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Muscle or biomechanical imbalance
  • Arthritis

What can you do?

  • Wear a supportive shoe with a deep toe box
  • Apply cold compresses to relieve pain
  • Soak the foot in lukewarm water to relieve pain

What can a Podiatrist do for you?

Did You Know?

"Your podiatrist is an important part of the diabetic health-care team and can assist in the prevention of diabetic ulceration and amputation."

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