connection between bunions and hammertoes
28Oct, 2015

The Connection Between Bunions and Hammertoes

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Bunions and hammertoes are two foot conditions that are often grouped together. Both are common reasons for consulting an orthopedic foot specialist, and both are frequently corrected with foot surgery when symptoms are severe. What you may not know is that bunions and hammertoes commonly occur together in the same foot, and are interrelated in terms of how they develop. Simply put, having a bunion makes it more likely that you’ll develop a hammertoe.   In this blog, orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Stuart Katchis, M.D., will describe the differences […]

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19Jun, 2015

New Hammertoe Surgery in NY Straightens Toes With Faster Recovery

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More than 60 million Americans suffer from hammertoes, causing discomfort, irritation and insecurity about foot appearance. The progressive condition that causes toes to take on a curled position (thus resembling a hammer from the side) can impact your daily activities and make it difficult to find shoes that can be worn comfortably. Much like bunion surgery, hammertoe surgery is often thought of as an undertaking that will require plenty of elevation time and a long, drawn-out recovery. To busy New Yorkers, this often seems like an impossible commitment to fit […]

bare feet of a man who is relaxing near the ocean in the summer without hammertoes
23Apr, 2015

4 Ways to Reverse Hammertoe Without Surgery

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Hammertoes, perhaps better described as “curled” or “bent” toes, are a widespread cause of foot discomfort and a common source of insecurity about foot appearance. A hammertoe gets its name from the way it looks from the side – with a fixed bend in one or both of the toe’s joints, it creates a shape that looks like the head of a hammer. Fortunately, many cases of hammertoes can be improved, if not completely reversed, through nonsurgical measures. Here’s an overview of what causes hammertoe and how the condition can […]

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