When should I consider hammertoe repair?
Most patients try several non-surgical treatments to alleviate the pain caused by a hammertoe before they finally decide to opt for surgery.
If you still feel pain and you are not comfortable wearing shoes after non-surgical treatment, you should consider hammertoe repair.
This type of surgery can be very effective for patients whose only or main problem is the hammer toe. However, some patients might also have an underlying condition like rheumatoid arthritis. In this case, the doctor will first recommend a treatment for the underlying condition, before they propose surgery.