Hammertoe & Claw Toe Treatment in Lakewood, CA
Our Podiatrist Provides Top-Notch Care
Hammertoes, also called claw or mallet toes, refer to toes that are bent in an unnatural way. The offending toe or toes will begin to bend upward and, over time, become stiff and immobile. This stiffness can cause you discomfort and pain, creating corns and blisters where your toe rubs against your shoe. Thankfully, the condition can be addressed with our hammertoe and claw toe treatment in Lakewood, CA.
Causes of Hammertoes
A toe begins to curl in when the muscles contract. This contraction of the muscle can be caused by many things, but the most common causes of hammertoes are:
- Frequent wearing of high-heeled or narrow-toed shoes
- A foot structure issue present since birth
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Stroke, cerebral palsy, or degenerative disc disease
- Being bedridden for a long period of time
- A lack of feeling in your feet, often caused by diabetes
- Injury to your toes such as a break, dislocation, or jam
Treatment for Hammertoes
Treatment options for hammertoes depend on what caused the condition, but generally, the pain from hammertoes can be mitigated by switching the patient to more comfortable shoes, encouraging the use of pads or custom orthotics that prevent friction, realigning the afflicted toes using splints or pads, and applying over-the-counter creams that provide relief from the pain associated with corns, blisters, or calluses.
No matter the cause of your painfully tight toes, our specialist is ready and able to create a custom hammertoe treatment plan suited to your unique needs. Our goal is to address the root cause of your pain and ensure that your feet are pain-free!
Experience 5-Star Hammertoe & Claw Toe Treatment in Lakewood, CA
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care, schedule your Dr. Tulifau New Patient Consultation today by calling 562-925-3055 or clicking here to use our convenient online request form. Your appointment includes:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Review Your Medical History
- Thorough Exam
- Custom Treatment Plan
We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightforward plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment.
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Lakewood, CA, our podiatrist and team at Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Center also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Long Beach, Cerritos & Bellflower, CA & the surrounding areas.