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Our Midtown and Downtown New York foot doctors offer comprehensive Hammertoe services including assessment, diagnosis, and advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment options to help restore the function to your foot and eliminate any pain. During a one-on-one consultation, our team can determine which option is best suited for your specific case, lifestyle, and budget.


An abnormal bend in one of the joints of the toe


Symptoms include swelling, redness, pain, or formation of wounds at the top of the joint

Treatment Options

Padding, orthotics, high toe box shoes, surgery

Treatment Option Description (with Duration)

Conservative options include protecting the area with pads, or using shoes that have a high toe box to avoid friction injuries from the toe rubbing the top of the shoe while walking. Orthotics that help to restore the proper alignment of the foot may help to reduce the deformity. If the deformity is particularly troublesome, surgery may be needed. Surgery can be a simple release of soft tissue structures or may require work on the bone itself, depending on the cause and severity of your condition as evaluated by your doctor.

Expected Outcome

Most hammer toes are progressive and will get worse with time. Outcomes of conservative treatment may be enough in a mild case, but in more severe cases, surgery may be needed for a favorable outcome.

Say Goodbye to Foot Pain 

If your Hammertoe is causing you pain or discomfort, our NYC foot doctors can help! Serving the Downtown and Midtown Manhattan areas of NYC, we help you get back to healthy and happy living. Call us at 917-398-3668 or book an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Hammer toes can be caused by a variety of factors including heredity and footwear. Wearing good quality shoes that support your feet properly help to prevent rapid increase of hammering.

Answer: The front of a shoe where your toes are is referred to as a toe box. In some shoes they are quite low, meaning the fabric is tightly in contact with the toes. In high toe box shoes, the top cover of the shoe at the toe is tall enough that the toes do not come in contact with the shoe and this allows room for the hammer toe so that it does not rub.

Answer: A hammer toe is when the toe is contracted at the joint causing the toe to not lay flat. A corn is more similar to a callus. While both can be painful, a corn is a soft tissue problem whereas a hammer toe is bony.


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