Hammertoes are a condition in which the second, third and fourth toes bend toward the sole of the foot. The big toe is not affected. Hammertoes can be painful and may lead to other conditions such as ingrown toenails. If you think that you or a loved one has hammertoe, consult with us.
At Calgary Foot Care Nurses, we examine your feet to determine if an x-ray is necessary. In addition to footwear recommendations, we may suggest stretching and strengthening exercises for your toe muscles. You could also be recommended surgery to release the tendon preventing your toe from lying flat or to remove part of the bone to straighten your toe.