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Q
When should I have surgery for my hammertoes?

A
There are really 2 basic reasons people end up having surgery for their contracted toes. The first is rubbing and irritation.  This can be from your shoes or even rubbing on other toes.  Another reason is pain in the joint just behind the toe, often on the bottom of the foot called capsulitis.   Often when a toe changes position it puts increased stress at this joint and causes pain and swelling, most commonly on the bottom of the foot.  If you are having pain or are wondering if surgery is right for you, make an appointment with one of our doctors today. 
Dr. Misty McNeill
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