What is a Hammertoe?

Hammertoes are a condition, usually stemming from a muscle imbalance, in which the toe is bent in a claw-like position. It occurs most frequently with the second toe, often when a bunion slants the big toe toward and under it, but any of the other three smaller toes can be affected. Selecting shoes and socks that do not cramp the toes will alleviate aggravation.

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The best treatment for a hammertoe is surgically correcting the bone. Our doctors are skilled at surgically removing hammertoes and can get you great results. The recovery for a hammertoe is often much less than you would expect and not nearly as painful. Make an appointment to learn more about how our office can treat your hammertoe.

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Piscataway & Hillsborough Podiatrist, Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience.