At Carolina Podiatry Group, we strongly recommend pursuing conservative, non-surgical solutions first before considering surgical correction for hammertoes. This may include padding, splinting, inserts or custom orthotics, or other strategies.
If the hammertoe is rigid and inflexible, and conservative options have been unsuccessful, surgery may be the best choice for relieving your discomfort. A number of other considerations may be considered, including your age, severity of your condition, and lifestyle goals. Since hammertoe surgery recovery will take some time and may require several weeks (or more) of limited weight bearing, you may also wish to consider how a procedure may affect how much time you need off from work, or whether you will have a friend or family member available to assist you with tasks such as cooking, cleaning, or shopping.
Whatever your needs and concerns, the expert doctors at Carolina Podiatry Group will help you make a decision that is right for you and your future health. You can contact us online, or call us toll free at 888-569-9559 for an appointment in Lancaster, Fort Mill, or Chester, SC.