Hammertoe surgery is performed to correct the alignment of toes stuck in a flexed position when the condition causes ongoing complications and doesn't improve with nonsurgical techniques, Medline Plus states. Depending o... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

After a hammertoe surgery, patients may receive special footwear to help them walk, and they must elevate the foot above the heart for the first several weeks of recovery, as stated by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ank... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

To recover from hammertoe surgery, patients may need to use crutches or special shoes, keep their feet elevated at heart level and take care of the stitches, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. St... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Wearing shoes with insoles or shoe pads, wearing shoes that fit properly, taking certain medications and stretching toes may help treat a hammertoe, according to Healthline. Surgery may aid in counteracting a severe hamm... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

While nonsurgical treatments exist to halt the progression of hammertoe, surgical intervention is the best choice for correcting this condition. Joint resection, toe relocation and bone-mending procedures are the three m... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

If left untreated, hammertoes can become rigid, a condition that requires surgery to correct, explains the American Podiatric Medical Association. Surgical options to treat rigid hammertoes include joint resection and jo... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Full recovery from hammertoe surgery takes anywhere from two weeks to three months depending on the type of surgery, states New York Bone and Joint Specialists. During this time, a patient needs to keep his leg elevated ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases