Bunions (hallux valgus), and hammer & claw toes are types of foot deformities:
As these conditions can worsen over time and cause further discomfort and deformity, it is key that patients see an orthopaedic doctor for targeted and early treatment.
What Causes Them?
While the exact cause of bunions is unclear, the following factors are known to increase the risk of developing or worsening one:
Hammer & claw toes can be caused by the following factors:
People who have bunions also have a higher chance of developing hammertoes.
Signs and Symptoms
BunionsCommon signs and symptoms of bunions include:
Hammer & Claw ToesCommon signs and symptoms of hammer and claw toes include:
If you are experiencing pain and deformity in your toes,
make an appointment with our foot and ankle subspecialist at 62355225 for an accurate diagnosis.
What if Bunions and Hammer & Claw Toes are Untreated?
If these conditions are left untreated, they can worsen in the following ways:
How are They Diagnosed?
Although these foot deformities are readily apparent, your doctor will still perform a thorough evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and determine the appropriate treatment.
How are Bunions and Hammer & Claw Toes Treated?
Once your doctor has evaluated your foot deformity, a treatment plan can be developed. Treatment options will depend on the type and severity of the condition, and can range from non-surgical to surgical.
Non-Surgical OptionsAlthough non-surgical treatment does not address the underlying cause, it can help to slow the progression of bunions, hammer toes, and claw toes, as well as alleviate pain.
Hammer & Claw Toes
In more serious cases, bunion surgery and surgery for hammer toes and claw toes is the only definitive way of permanently treating these foot deformities by correcting the structure of the toes itself. By surgically straightening the toes, proper mechanics of the foot can be regained.
The length of the recovery period will vary, depending on the individual and the procedure(s) performed. With over 30 years of experience, Dr Yung is proficient in the various types of surgery and techniques available to treat bunions, hammer toes and claw toes.
Our clinic provides a full range of treatments for bunions, hammer toes and claw toes.
Schedule a consultation at 62355225 today for a personalised treatment plan.