In most cases, hammertoes develop due to our genetics. Our genes can result in strengths and weaknesses of various small muscles that our feet rely on for stability and also dictate what foot type you develop and this also affects the push and pull of muscles in our feet. The end result in the case of hammertoes is that one group of muscles wins the anatomical tug-of-war and this causes the toes to become contracted.
To prevent hammertoes from getting more stiff and more contracted, conservative treatments are available at our office. If it's time to talk about surgery, we can provide that care as well.
Contact our office today if you have a curly toe that's getting you down! We will provide you with the information and treatment that you need!