Is It Time For Me To Consider Minimally Invasive Surgery For My Hammertoes?
Minimally invasive surgery for hammertoes is one of the treatment options available, but it is not the first one that podiatrists suggest for their patients. Surgery is only recommended when conservative treatment options prove ineffective.
Non-surgical Treatment for Hammertoes
Conservative treatment for hammertoes involves straightening the toe so that it does not hook downward and helping the tendons in the toes become flexible again so that the problem does not return. Some treatment options are:
- Wearing shoes that fit properly and give the toes room to stretch out
- Using pads, cushions or straps to help keep the foot comfortable
- Applying a splint to the toe to keep it straight and to stretch the tendons in the foot
When to Consider Minimally Invasive Surgery for Hammertoes
It’s time to look at minimally invasive surgery for hammertoes if you have tried one or more of these non-surgical treatments and they have not been effective. If you are finding it difficult to find shoes to fit over your hammertoe, you may want to discuss having surgery even though you are using the other methods. Consult with your podiatrist to find the right treatment option for you.
If you are wondering whether minimally invasive surgery for hammertoes is the right treatment choice for you, contact call Sheldon H. Nadal D.P.M. to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options. As an experienced podiatrist, he can diagnose and treat your foot and ankle health concerns.