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What Is a Hammertoe?

A hammertoe is a deformity that is the result of a contracture of the joint or joints of the lesser digits of the foot. This contracture can put unwanted pressure on the toes and the foot causing pain especially when wearing shoe gear.

Hammertoes are a progressive deformity as they get worse over time. In the beginning stages, a hammertoe can be a flexible deformity and all the symptoms that may arise in most cases can be managed with conservative treatment. However as the deformity progresses it will decrease in flexibility become more and more rigid. At this point conservative treatment may not relieve any symptoms associated with this deformity.

Symptoms: Hammertoes can cause a variety of symptoms that include pain and or irritation of the toe or toes especially when ambulating and wearing shoe gear. Also, constant friction and pressure on the toes as well as the foot can result in the build up of corns and calluses on the top of the toes, in between the toes, or on the distal tip of the toes and on the bottom of the foot.


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Our United States Doctors

Robitaille Optimized 2016

Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Newsom Optimized

Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Jeffress Optimized

Dr. Kristian Jeffress received her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2007. Dr. Jeffress then completed her three year training in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in June 2010 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Parsons Optimized

As the youngest of five children, Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Upstate NY. After obtaining a degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, in Buffalo, he spent one additional winter in the region before realizing that he should move south sooner than later! He made the move south in 2001.

Clauther Optimized

Dr. Clauther is originally from the island nation of Haiti, but he has lived in New York City for the past 23 years.

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6363 Route Transcanadienne, Suite 102
Saint-Laurent (Québec) H4T 1Z9
Phone: 514-747-FOOT (3668)
Fax: 514-747-2229

Our Quebec Doctors

 Abibsi Optimized

Dr. Abibsi is a member of the Podiatric Order of Quebec. She has lectured across the province of Quebec to promote feet health: from babies to golden aged, everyone can rely on her expertise.

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