Hammer Toe | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my hammer toe?
  • How do I know that my or my child’s shoes fit correctly?
  • What is the best treatment option for me? Will I need surgery?
  • How long before I can expect relief from my symptoms?
  • Is it possible that my symptoms could return, even after treatment?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? What kind of shoes should I wear?

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 11/09