TOE SHORTENING

Dr. Sophia Solomon is a top minimally-invasive foot surgeon and has been perfecting her technique for years. Long toes cause many individuals insecurity and embarrassment and treating this condition is an option that has great results. Dr. Solomon believes minimally invasive toe shortening is the best technique due to the quick recovery time, beautiful aesthetic result and the patient satisfaction. Schedule your consultation today!

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WHAT IS MINIMALLY-INVASIVE TOE-SHORTENING SURGERY?

Minimally-Invasive toe shortening surgery is a modern technique where we make tiny incisions and use small instrumentation in order to gain access to the foot and correct length. By disrupting as little of the body’s natural tissues as possible, the patient has a faster recovery, minimal scarring and can typically walk the same day as having the procedure. Choose NYC toe shortening for the best results. 

LONG TOES vs HAMMER TOES

A hammertoe is a deformity of the toe where the toe bends downward. This deformity often causes corns to form on top of the toe and is often painful in shoes. Often long toes are also hammer toes and both issues can be addressed at the same time. Your NYC hammer toe doctor can diagnose your problem and answer any questions you may have.  Information listed on this page is only meant to guide you and it is always recommended to visit a Foot and Ankle specialist or NYC podiatrist for proper diagnosis and evaluation.

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SYMPTOMS

  • Corns on top of the toes

  • Pain and numbness in shoes

  • Skin irritation or blisters on toes

  • Swelling of toes

CAUSES OF HAMMER TOES

  • Visit your NYC hammer toe doctor for a full foot evaluation and proper diagnosis. Hammer toes are often hereditary but they can also be caused by tight fitting shoewear, certain sports such as ballet,  your foot types (flat-feet, cavus feet) and those with very tight calf muscles. Conservative management is always attempted first and surgical treatment is recommended if other measures have not been successful.

HAMMER TOE TREATMENT

  • Conservative treatment

  •               Wider shoes

  •               Callus shaving

  •               Toe padding and splints

  •               Custom fitted Orthotics

  • Surgical management

  •               Toe Arthroplasty

  •               Toe Arthrodesis

  •               Minimally-Invasive hammer toe surgery

RISKS OF SURGERY

  • There are risks of having foot surgery and of the use of anesthesia. Risks of hammer toe surgery include but are not limited to pain, infection, swelling, bruising, numbness, bleeding, re-occurrence of deformity, delayed healing of bone or nonunion of bone, scarring, need for revisional surgery and blood clot.