Calgary Chiropractor: Treating Hammer Toes Using Orthotics

Do You Have Hammer Toes in Calgary? Footmaxx Orthotics May Be for You!

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Having a foot condition such as hammer toes can be more than burdensome when it comes to performing your day-to-day activities. If you know or think you have a case of hammer toes, not to worry – we are here to help!

Here’s some information on hammer toes: causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors and how to treat this condition using custom-fitted Footmaxx Orthotics at Revelation Health Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic in northwest Calgary.

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Footmaxx uses a highly advanced gait and pressure evaluation to create a detailed report which is then assessed by a certified pedorthist. This information is then used to manufacture a custom set of orthotics suited to your needs. These orthotics are then shipped to the clinic they were purchased at in a timely manner.

Below are some of the causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with Morton neuromas and how it can be treated using a pair of custom Footmaxx orthotics from Revelation Health Centre.

What are hammer toes?

Hammer toes (also sometimes called mallet toes) is a condition where your toe bends or curls downward because of weakened muscles in the foot. This deformity can affect any toe, but frequently occurs on the four smaller toes – especially the second or third.

Good news is that in most cases, a hammer toe diagnosis is treatable!

What are signs and symptoms of hammer toes?questions concerns calgary chirorpactors

Discomfort and pain are typical signs of a hammer toe and may range from mild to acute in severity. Apart from these, here’s a few more things to keep an eye out for:

  • A toe bending downward
  • Calluses or corns
  • Claw-like toes
  • Difficulty walking
  • Inability to wiggle your toes or flex your foot
  • Swelling, redness or a burning sensation
  • In severe cases, open sores on the affected toe(s)

What causes hammer toes?

Inside of your toes there are two joints that give it the ability to bend at the middle and bottom. When the middle joint becomes bent or flexed downward is when a hammer toe takes place.

There are many typical causes of hammer toes, including:

  • A high arching foot
  • A traumatic toe injury
  • Abnormal pressure caused by a bunion
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve damage
  • Tight soft tissues in the foot
  • Wearing unfitted shoes

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Hammer toes can be treated by adding a toe crest pad to your custom pair of Footmaxx Orthotics. The pad gently lifts and spreads the toes to relieve tension.

If you think you have a hammer toe, we recommend getting treatment as soon as possible!

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