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Has anyonr had problems with hammer toes? What about surgery on them?
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Hi @quiteachiver75, Thank you for the feedback. Can you update us after you see your specialist? Here's some more information that may be helpful about the types of surgery.
Hammer toe surgery: What to expect
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Yes I will update you once I have seen the specialists probably next Wednesday thanks John
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I HAVE HAMMER TOES AND SEEING A SPECIALIST ON TUESDAY TO TALK ABOUT SURGERY. I AM NOT SURE WHAT I WILL DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU DECIDE TO DO
YES I HAVE HAMMER TOES AND SEEING THE SPECIALIST TOMORROW TALKING ABOUT SURGERY UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO
MY APPOINTMENT WAS CANCELLED I NOW SEE THE SPECIALIST 14 of MARCH HOPING IT HAPPENS
My hammer toes are accompanied by a bunion. I use duct tap to keep the hammer toes from overlapping and a spongy foot glove to pull the big toe over. I just gOOGLED " bunion with hammer toes" to find the foot gloves on-line. They work and I wear the all the time although many wear them only at night. Rather depends on your shoes or riding boots as I do horses.
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Hi jholland, can you post a picture of your foot glove?
I don't want to have surgery. I wish I could find better inseerts for between my toes
Me too! And what about shoes
I have a pair of extra widr, large toe bed shoes. From a specialty shoe store. Expensive
Tks for the info. I have beeen trying to find wide toe bed shoes – seems to more easily foubd in a men's sporþ shoe
But I'm a women
So not easy – I truly can't find proper shoes that I can afford!!
Hi @pjss48, are you thinking of having surgery? What does your primary care physician say to do about it? I found some information on prevention from the Mayo Clinic website that may be of interest to you-
You can avoid many foot, heel and ankle problems with shoes that fit properly. Here's what to look for when buying shoes:
•Adequate toe room. Avoid shoes with pointed toes.
•Low heels. Avoiding high heels will help you avoid back problems.
•Adjustability. Laced or strapped shoes are roomier and adjustable.
These additional tips can help you buy the right shoes:
•Buy shoes at the end of the day. Your feet swell throughout the day.
•Check your size. As you age, your shoe size might change — especially the width. Measure both feet and buy for the larger foot.
•Buy shoes that fit. Be sure shoes are comfortable before you buy them. If necessary, a shoe repair store might be able to stretch shoes in tight spots, but it's better to buy them to fit.
@quiteachiver76 : THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT INTO WHAT SHOES ARE BEST FOR HAMMER TOES. I HAVE SPOKEN TO MY SPECIALIST AND I AM GOING AHEAD WITH SURGERY FOR MINE. THEY ARE TO SQUSHED AND WALKING ON THE BENT TOES
@quiteachiver75 I found a spacer at the drugstore
@quiteachiver76 : TRIED WEARING SPACER THEY ENDED UP BEING TO BULKY AND SQUASHED MY TOES IN MY SHOES.
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Hello @pjss48, I also have hammer toes which I was not really aware that I had until I was diagnosed with idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy and my Mayo Clinic neurologist asked if I minded if he took a picture of my toes. He explained that he was going to use the photos as part of a seminar on hammer toes that are typical of people who have neuropathy. My sister-in-law who is an RN had the toe surgery and was glad she did. She mentioned that it can cause balance issues and since the surgery she has found it easier to walk. She also had pain with her feet. I had thought about surgery but I don't have any pain with the toes or feet.
I have no medical training or background but I believe the foot surgery is only performed or needed to reestablish proper alignment throughout the foot and/or ankle, to reinforce and repair damaged tissue, and to alleviate pain. Mayo Clinic has some good information on healthy feet here:
@quiteachiver76 : I HAVE BALANCE PROBLEMS ROLL ON MY FEET WHEN STANDIND AND WALKING HOPING I WILL BE ABLE TO WALK BETTER AFTER THE SURGERY.
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@gloriajean my mom has hammertoe after having her big toe removed. She sees a podiatrist for this and got special shoes with a wider and taller toe box. Her insurance pays for one new pair each year. Check and ask your insurance company what they might cover for you.
@quietachiver76 Good luck with the surgery 🙏 for good recovery When are you having this done?
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