Hammertoe Surgery Can be Performed by Board-Certified Surgeons at New Jersey Foot and Ankle in Freehold, NJ
Hammertoe surgery is available at New Jersey Foot and Ankle – a subsidiary of Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute – for those who live in the Freehold, NJ, area. Our physicians and surgeons are specifically trained in managing conditions affecting the foot and ankle, including congenital or acquired foot deformities, such as hammertoe. Hammertoe is a foot condition in which the toe (often the second or third toe) has an abnormal bend in the middle joint. It is usually caused by wearing shoes that don’t fit properly, but it can also arise due to arthritis, a traumatic toe injury, an unusually high foot arch, or tightened ligaments or tendons in the foot.
To avoid hammertoe surgery, there are many conservative methods you can try, including:
- Wearing shoes with a wider and deeper toe box to accommodate your foot’s shape
- Doing foot exercises to keep your toes supple and strengthen the muscles that move them
- Alleviating the pain through the use of anti-inflammatory drugs
If none of these conservative methods are successful, the board-certified surgeons at New Jersey Foot and Ankle can perform hammertoe surgery called joint resection. In this procedure, an incision is made over the top of the toe and ligaments, and tendons may be cut to help straighten it. The end of the bone is then removed to allow the bone to straighten completely with the aid of pins to hold it straight.
If you are interested in learning more about the hammertoe surgery options we provide to those in Freehold, NJ, contact New Jersey Foot and Ankle today.