Hammertoes can be more than a cosmetic problem; they can become painful and also result in calluses or wounds. Hammertoes are a deformity where one or both joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toes of the foot are not lined up straight and the toes bend out of the normal alignment.
When you visit your foot doctor at Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa for hammertoes, they will begin by taking an x-ray. Following the x-ray, they will perform an examination of your foot. Treatment of hammertoes can range from padding to surgery. Your foot doctor will discuss the treatment options with you and come to the best treatment plan.