Hammer Toe Treatment in Adelaide

Hammer toe is a condition that causes deformity in the second, third, or fourth toe, where the middle joint becomes bent downward, resembling a hammer.

Symptoms of Hammer Toe

Hammer toe is characterized by a toe that remains bent, making it difficult or impossible to straighten. Other associated symptoms include:

  • Pain in the affected toe
  • Discomfort and increased pain while wearing footwear or walking
  • Swelling in the area
  • Corns or calluses on top of the hammer toe joint

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Causes of Hammer Toe

Our team of experts can diagnose Hammer toe using the latest techniques. Some of the common causes include:

Wearing tight shoes

Wearing narrow, short shoes constrict the area of your feet and cause the toe to bend towards the top. As a result, toe muscles and tendons shrink and become shorter. This causes the toe to remain in a compromised bent position, leading to the condition. Even high-heeled shoes with tight toe boxes can cause hammer toe.


A bunion is a condition where your big toe moves inwards toward the second toe. This is also a condition that gives rise to hammertoe.

Other causes includes Trauma to your foot following an injury, arthritis, or damage to the spine or peripheral nerve can also cause hammertoes.

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Treatment for Hammer Toes in Adelaide

Your podiatrist is your best help to offer the correct line of treatment for hammertoe as well as neuroma. If the condition is mild in nature, he or she may suggest shoe inserts or custom-made orthotics. There are specialized exercises that work on resolving the condition, especially when your hammertoe is flexible.

Exercise & Stretching
Shoe Wear Adjustment
Physical Therapy
Dry needling therapy
Shockwave Therapy

In cases of pain, NSAIDs or Nonsteroidal and Inflammatory Drugs may also be administered to combat pain and swelling. However, if the hammertoe is rigid, surgery is the only viable option. The good news is that the surgery will completely resolve the problem by repositioning the toe and realigning the joints. Also, you can go back home or office the same day, as it is an outpatient procedure.

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FAQs for Hammer Toe Treatment

We use the latest techniques to find out the actual cause of hammertoe. A physical examination is conducted, and we may also perform imaging tests like an X-ray to check if you have a bone, ligament tea or muscular injury that is affecting your toe.

Most cases of hammertoe can be treated without surgery. But if the affected toe is rigid, then surgery is the only option to straighten your toe joint. The benefit is aplenty; because your toe will become normal, and you will not face pain and trouble while walking anymore. Also, surgery is done through local anesthesia wherein only the affected area is made numb, so it is a painless procedure. Since it is an outpatient procedure, you can go ahead on the same day. We are also specialists in the procedure having treated many cases of hammertoes at our clinic.

Hammertoe can be a stumbling block to your movement, literally. Why let it affect you when recovery is possible? If you want to address your condition of hammertoe and do away with the unsightly bulge and difficulty while walking, click on this link to book an appointment with out experts.