Unless the hammertoe has progressed to a stage that requires toe surgery, simple conservative measures are recommended in the first instance. These might include:
- Anti-inflammatory Medicines: To relieve pain and decrease inflammation
- Injections: A cortisone injection can further help relieve pain and inflammation in more severe cases
- Physical Therapy: Physiotherapy can be useful to stretch tight muscles and tendons that are causing the hammertoe. Often you will be recommended exercises like the above.
- Bespoke Orthotics: A biomechanical specialist can design and manufacture a custom insole to resolve discomfort and prevent progression of the deformity
- Toe Splints or Pads: Splints and pads can be helpful to realign the affected toe and prevent discomfort when walking in footwear
If you have severe or painful hammertoes, it is a good idea to seek specialist advice.
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