Causes of Hammertoe and How Your Podiatrist Can Help

How your Somerset podiatrist can help with your hammertoe

Hammertoe gets its name from a toe that is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. You can suffer significant, debilitating pain from hammertoe and it can keep you from enjoying your daily activities. Dr. Jade Gittens at Premier Foot & Ankle Center in Somerset, New Jersey wants to help you get relief from your hammertoe.

Typically, hammertoe occurs in the second, third or fourth toe and is caused when your muscles hold your toe in the wrong position until your muscles and tendons can’t relax and extend your toe correctly.

Dr. Jade Gittens wants you to know some of the reasons why you might have a hammertoe, including:

There are some simple home remedies you can try to prevent and treat hammertoe, according to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Gittens wants you to remember to:

If your hammertoe is painful and doesn’t respond to conservative treatment, it’s time to visit Dr. Gittens and get some relief. She may recommend any of these effective treatments:

In extreme cases that don’t respond to conservative treatment, Dr. Gittens may also recommend surgery as a permanent solution to correct your hammertoe. You don’t have to live with the pain of hammertoe when help is just a phone call away. To find out more about hammertoe treatment and to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Jade Gittens at Premier Foot & Ankle Center in Somerset, New Jersey. Don’t wait, call today and feel better!

Dr. Jade Gittens

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