Hammer & Claw Toe Treatment in Wappingers Falls, NY
Get Relief From Pain & Enjoy Life With Your Best Foot Forward
Hammertoes, also called claw or mallet toes, refer to toes that are bent in an unnatural way, and are named after their resemblance to the hammers in a piano. The offending toe or toes will begin to bend upward and, over time, can become stiff and unbendable. This stiffness can cause you discomfort and pain, creating corns and blisters where your toe rubs against your shoe. At Hollowbrook Foot Specialists, P.C. our board-certified podiatrist offers 5-star-rated care for hammer and claw toe treatment in Wappingers Falls, NY.
Who Gets Hammertoes?
Hammertoes are often the result of genetics and can be exacerbated by wearing the wrong kinds of shoes, especially for women. Women’s footwear often includes pointy-toed high heels, which can create issues in the structure of the foot. When your toes start to curl or bend downward instead of pointing forward, it can cause the joints of your toes to rub uncomfortably against the inside of your shoe, causing your toes to become stiff and inflexible.
What Causes Hammertoes?
At Hollowbrook Foot Specialists, P.C. we do more than treat your foot problems; we educate you. Knowing more about the source of your foot pain is empowering, and enables you to make the right decision about a treatment plan.
A toe begins to curl in when the muscles contract. This contraction of the muscle can be caused by many things, but the most common causes of hammertoes are:
- Frequent wearing of high-heeled or narrow-toed shoes
- A foot structure issue present since birth
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Stroke, cerebral palsy, or degenerative disc disease
- Being bedridden for a long period of time
- A lack of feeling in your feet, often caused by diabetes
- Injury to your toes such as a break, dislocation, or jam
Are you ready to have pain-free feet? Our goal is to address the root cause of your pain and make that pain stop forever, so you enjoy life putting your best foot forward!
Learn More About Hammer & Claw Toe Treatment in Wappingers Falls, NY Today!
Experience Hudson Valley’s most reputable and gentle podiatric care delivered with genuine kindness. We take the time to listen to you and will thoroughly explain all your treatment options so you can make an educated decision. Schedule an appointment today by calling 845-298-9074 or by clicking here for our convenient online form.
During your appointment, Dr. Schlam and our compassionate team will answer any questions you may have about our office, treatments, affordable payment options, and anything else you want to ask us. You will feel welcomed the minute you walk through our doors and we will do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable throughout all your visits.
Come see for yourself how our board-certified podiatrist and team offer 5-star-rated foot care you can trust at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists, P.C.
As one of the premier podiatry centers in Wappingers Falls, NY our podiatrist and team at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists also provide 5-star-rated podiatry care to patients from Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Fishkill & Beacon, NY, and Surrounding Areas.