Consult with an ORA Orthopedics doctor or foot surgeon regarding your hammer toe treatment options. As the largest and most advanced provider of orthopedic care in the Quad Cities, generations of families in Moline, IL, Bettendorf, IA, Davenport, IA, and surrounding communities have chosen to place their orthopedic foot health in our hands.
Hammer toe, also known as mallet toe, is a condition in which one or more toes develops an irregular bend in the middle joint. It is most often caused by wearing high-heeled shoes or shoes with a narrow toe box. Other factors, such as trauma to the foot, muscle imbalance, and arthritis may also play a role in the development of hammer toe. Promptly seek hammer toe treatment if you notice abnormal bending, as toes may become permanently disfigured and develop uncomfortable calluses and corns if left unaddressed.
ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities offers both conservative and surgical treatments for patients affected by hammer toe. Many patients benefit from changing to more comfortable footwear, wearing shoe inserts, or performing simple exercises to stretch toe muscles. In more advanced cases, surgery may be necessary to release the strained tendon that is preventing the toe from lying in a normal position. In these instances, each ORA patient is provided with exceptional care from an experienced foot surgeon at our Foot & Ankle Center of Excellence.
Contact ORA Orthopedics today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, and learn more about our various hammer toe treatment options.