Pain and hard skin at the tip or on top of your toe?
If you have a hard painful callus on top or at the tip of your toes, it’s most likely due to a hammertoe. This is a very common toe deformity stemming from an abnormal foot architecture like a flat or a high arched foot. Once you’ve developed a hammertoe, the pressure at the tip or on top from shoes may cause rubbing. Your skin creates more layers to protect you from the pressure, and a callus forms. This callus can put even more pressure on the sensitive nerves running underneath your skin resulting in pain.
What can you do for hammertoe?
- Wider and deeper shoes
- cushioning at the areas of pressure
- removal of calluses by a podiatrist
- surgical correction of the hammertoe deformity
If you are ready to get help for your calluses and hammertoe, request an appointment with our board-certified podiatrists at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists, P.C..