Surgery Helps to End Man’s Hammertoe Woes

His operation: Tony got a plastic implant to treat his hammer toeTony Packman has endured a painful case of hammertoe for years after one of his toes stopped curling. Ironically, Packman’s profession causes him to often lean down, which makes his toes curl. Eventually the affected toe curled to the point where it didn’t touch the ground.

As a result Packman’s physician talked him into having surgery to correct it. Packman’s surgeon recommended a method that involved implanting a plastic plug in the bones, adjusting the toe without the messy complications of a wire-based procedure Packman’s physician initially suggested. Packman had gone with his surgeon’s suggestion, and thankfully his hammertoe is completely healed.

Hammertoes are extremely painful and can require surgery to correct. If you think you are suffering from a hammertoe, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce G. Greenfield DPM of Greenfield Podiatry who can evaluate your needs and help determine the next step.


Hammertoe is little-known a painful condition that affects the second, third and fourth toes involving different joints of the toe and foot. Hammertoe can be caused by many other conditions such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis, trauma or injuries to your foot, it can be hereditary and it can also be caused by a cerebral vascular accident. If you wear shoes that are too narrow or short for your feet, it may exacerbate any pain you already have.

It is really important to your overall well-being to seek out medical attention at the first signs of foot pain or anything that may hinder your ability to walk in a normal manner. Taking care of your feet is one of the first steps to being able to live a full and healthy life.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Havertown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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