Hammertoe Treatment in New Jersey
Hammertoe is a condition in which any of the toes are bent in a claw-like position. Although the condition usually stems from muscle imbalance, shoes that do not fit well often aggravate it.
Hammertoes can also cause corns by rubbing skin against the shoes. Corns are your body’s way of protecting itself from open sores. You will notice a buildup of hard, dead skin where there is increased pressure and friction. If left untreated, corns may eventually lose their ability to protect the toe and may become an open, infected wound.
A variety of preventative measures can be taken to minimize the discomfort and problems associated with hammertoes. Our doctors will always begin with a conservative treatment program. If the more conservative treatment fails to provide adequate relief, you may be considered a candidate for surgery.
Hammertoe surgery is a common procedure that our doctors perform routinely. Our doctors have specialized training in all of the latest, advanced surgical techniques.
There are many advantages to having your hammertoe surgery performed by the experienced and skilled surgeons at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Some of these advantages are:
Our surgeons use advanced fixation techniques that allow for rapid healing and less pain. Most patients can begin walking immediately after surgery.
Cosmetically appealing results
Our doctors have advanced training in plastic surgery. They know how to “hide” incisions and limit scarring.
Advanced pain management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.
Personalized treatment plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.