Hammertoes are certainly an enigma. This progressive condition, however, is easy to identify. Hammertoes most commonly develop on the second toe, but can also arise on the other digits as well. The condition can be characterized by a bending or curvature of the toe, which may become inflamed and be accompanied by a burning sensation. If not treated properly, the toe could freeze until it cannot move on its own. I know that hammertoes can be an embarrassing and painful condition. While some people may try to use home remedies in order to avoid seeing a doctor, when it comes to hammertoes, it is important not to take chances with your feet.
Since improper footwear is one of the most common instigators of a hammertoe condition, some may think that simply purchasing new footwear will solve the problem. While comfortable shoes that allow your feet to breathe may help prevent further damage, they cannot repair the curvature that has already occurred. . I invite you to visit us at Integrative Foot & Ankle Centers of Washington at any of our offices located in Kirkland, Everett, Renton and Redmond and let's take a look!