Why can’t I straighten my hammertoe?

A hammertoe is a deformity of the toe where it is not straight but is curling or bending.  Early on in the process of developing hammertoes, the toe is flexible so you can manually straighten the toe.  As the process progresses, the toe may not be able to be straightened out at all because the bones have become fused.  The only way to straighten the toes is by having surgery.

 

If you are having pain and problems from hammertoes we can help.  Come see Dr. Danciger for care by requesting an appointment at 760-568-0108 or online.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle