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Palm City Foot Care

Hammertoes in Palm City

Palm City foot care

Palm City foot care

If you are looking for a podiatry practice that provides complete foot care, you will want to come to see us at our podiatry office, Joseph C. Taub. Our Board Certified podiatrist, Dr. Joseph C. Taub, can provide you with complete Palm City foot care, including treatment for hammertoes.

When a patient has a hammertoe, it looks as though their toe is forming the shape of an upside down “v” when viewed from the side. A hammertoe can be either flexible or rigid. When a patient has a flexible hammertoe, the toe can still be straightened out. Most hammertoes will eventually develop into a rigid hammertoe. When a hammertoe is rigid, the toe cannot be straightened out, and can become quite painful. At this point, the patient will most likely need foot surgery in order for the hammertoe to be corrected. When a person has a hammertoe, it means that there is a muscle and ligament balance around the toe joint which causes the middle joint of the toe to bend and become stuck in position. When a person has a hammertoe, they usually have a problem with the top of the toe rubbing against the shoe, and creating irritation. Both men and women can get hammertoes. If you have diabetes, a hammertoe can be a serious problem because the toe may ultimately end up infected or have an ulcer. For diabetic patients, custom orthopedic shoes can be helpful in preventing this from occurring. If you have a flexible hammertoe, there are several treatment options that our podiatrist can provide, as part of your Palm City foot care, which will keep the hammertoe from becoming rigid. A person can actually inherit a predisposition to developing hammertoes because your feet may not be stable and have a flat or a high arch. Arthritis can also contribute to the development of hammertoes as can the normal aging process.

For Palm City foot care, including complete treatment for flexible and rigid hammertoes, contact us today.

3515 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 283-3800

Martin County Podiatry Office

Treating bunions, warts and hammertoes in Martin County

Martin County podiatry office

Martin County podiatry office

If you are looking for an expert podiatry practice that can address all of your foot concerns, you should plan a visit to see us at Joseph C. Taub podiatry practice. Our expert and highly trained board certified podiatrist is Dr. Joseph C. Taub. He has been providing the highest quality of podiatry care to patients in our area for over 24 years. When you are looking for a great Martin County podiatry office, you can do no better than to come in and see us at our practice.

At our Martin County podiatry office, we are fully dedicated to providing our patients with accurate diagnosis and treatment for all foot, ankle, or leg problems. We want our patients to be able to go through their lives comfortably, without experiencing any type of foot pain. Our podiatrist treats many different types of foot problems, and commonly sees patients who need treatment for bunions, warts, and hammertoes. Whether you are receiving conservative or surgical treatment for these foot problems, Dr. Taub will be able to provide you with the treatment that you need. Warts are a problem that is caused by a virus. They can be treated with either a topical medication or by surgical excision.

Many people go through their lives with bunions, without needing to receive any type of treatment for them. However, if bunions are constantly irritated, they may increase in size. Sometimes bunions increase to the point that they need to receive surgical treatment because they are so large and painful. At the first sign of any bunion pain, you will want to come in to see our podiatrist so that he will be able to provide you with treatment to relieve the pain, and to hopefully keep the bunion from getting worse. If you want to have the bunion surgically removed, our podiatrist will be able to do that as well with a specific surgical treatment which will be discussed with you in detail. Hammertoes can be either rigid hammertoes or flexible hammertoes. If you develop a hammertoe, your toe will create a “v” shape. It is important that you see our podiatrist when this first occurs and non-surgical treatment can be provided. If a flexible hammertoe is left untreated, the hammertoe will become a rigid hammertoe and will be unable to be moved out of the “v” shape. At this point, you will need to have foot surgery. For an appointment to meet with our doctor at our Martin County podiatry office, contact us today.

3515 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 283-3800

Martin County Podiatry

Treating bunions in Martin County

Martin County podiatry

Martin County podiatry

Taking care of your foot health is essential, though it is something that not many people consider until something happens. In general, it is recommended the people pay attention to the way that their feet feel, look, and pay attention to any signs or symptoms that they may experience on a regular basis. Changes in the way that your foot is shaped can definitely indicate the sign of a problem, specifically deformities such as bunions, words, and hammertoes. If you are in need of Martin county podiatry, then Joseph C. Taub is here to provide you with the comprehensive foot care that you need.

It is generally recommended that people keep their feet clean, dry, and that they pay attention to any obvious signs that the shape of their feet are changing or to any symptoms associated with pain or discomfort. Any or all of these issues can be indicative of a foot health related problem, and the sooner you have it treated, the sooner you can improve your foot health as well as your comfort. Since many of us are on our feet every day, letting foot health related issues go untreated can only lead to a worsening of these conditions as well as the potential for chronic illnesses and other problems. When it comes to bunions and hammertoes, it is always important that you have these conditions addressed by podiatrist and treat it as soon as you can, otherwise the conditions may worsen to the degree that you might need surgery in order to resolve them. A bunion develops when friction causes the joint of the big toe to drift outward, widening the foot and causing the big toe to point inward. This sort of deformity can make wearing shoes incredibly uncomfortable, and continuing to wear shoes that aggravate your condition will only make the bunion become worse. Hammertoes are similar. A hammertoe is essentially an affected joint in the toe, namely any toe but the big toe, where the joint causes the toe to arch upward. Warts are little bit different, but plantar warts can be painful and make it very difficult to walk. Joseph C. Taub can help address and treat any of these conditions so if you are looking for Martin County podiatry then you know where to look.

If you have any foot related issues, it is important that you seek the help of a podiatrist to soon as you can. This is especially true if you have never experienced any of the symptoms or signs that you are currently experiencing. In order to know how best to move forward, Dr. Joseph C. Taub can advise you and provide you with the comprehensive Martin County podiatry treatment that you need.

3515 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 283-3800