Hammer Toe


Surgical Options

If changing shoes and exercise doesn't correct hammer toe, doctors at the Florida Hospital Celebration Health Sports Medicine Program will recommend surgery. Surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis using a local anesthetic. The actual procedure depends on the type and severity of the hammer toe.

Following surgery, there may be some stiffness, swelling and redness and the toe may look longer or shorter than it did before the procedure. However, you can walk on it, though you won't want to be planning any long hikes while the toe heals. And you should keep your foot elevated as much as possible to promote healing.

For causes, symptoms and non-surgical treatment options, click here.

If you have questions about surgical options or want to make an appointment with one of our sports medicine experts to discuss your condition, please contact our Patient Care Coordinators and they'll be happy to help you.