A crooked 5th toe is very common in patients. Actually, it is one of the most common types of hammertoes we see in the office. Most of the time this crooked toe does not cause pain, but a lot of the time it can cause embarrassment or ill-fitting shoes. When a crooked toe does cause pain it is usually with every shoe and our patients can only wear open toed shoes for so long during the year.
About the Procedure
Straightening a crooked 5th digit can be cosmetically pleasing or alleviate pain for many patients. If your toe is crooked or contracted there is most likely a small, in office surgery that can be done to straighten the toe. The incision is so small that no stitches are required. After the procedure, your foot will be bandaged and will you be placed in a post-op shoe for a week. Most patients can walk out of the office the same day without pain medication and also go right back to work.
Don't let your hammertoes keep you from showing off your feet! Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Carter!