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Are your toes bent or scrunched?

Foot conditions and injuries can have interesting names. Names like turf toe, athlete’s foot, pigeon toe and Morton’s neuroma. However, like anything else, there are specific reasons behind a name. The name hammertoe comes from the appearance of a bent and out of shape toe.

A hammertoe occurs when the toe bends at the middle joint of a toe. It commonly occurs in the second, third or fourth toes from a muscle imbalance. Frequently, this occurrence is a result of ill-fitting footwear. When your toes are held in a position for too long, they can tighten and become hard to stretch out. Hammertoes can cause consistent pain and development of corns, calluses and blisters.

There are two types of hammertoes – flexible and rigid. A flexible hammertoe can move at the joint, and a rigid hammertoe will presses the joint out of alignment. Dr. Marco Vargas, of Foot & Ankle Associates, has knowledge in treating hammertoes and its pain.

When you visit our podiatric office, Dr. Vargas will examine the problem area of your foot. From his examination, he will recommend a treatment option for you. Common treatment options for hammertoes includes, change in footwear, orthotics or shoe inserts. Depending on the severity and flexibility of your hammertoe condition, surgery may be a recommendation.

If you are struggling with foot pain, check out Dr. Vargas’ free book Got Foot Pain? You can get a complimentary copy by clicking on the book icon on our website homepage. To schedule an appointment call our office toll free at (888) 784-5335 or (281) 313-0090.

Come Visit One Of Our Two Convenient Podiatry Offices

Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Podiatry Office In Southwest Houston, TX
7737 Southwest Fwy., Suite 500
Houston, TX 77074
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Foot & Ankle Associates located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) and Houston, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

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