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Podiatry Office in Palm City

Treating hammertoes in Palm City

Podiatry office in Palm City

Podiatry office in Palm City

A hammertoe occurs when excessive pressure on the toe joint results in the toe becoming stuck in the bent or flexed position. There are two types: flexible and rigid. When you have a hammertoe, you need the expert skills of a specialist. And that is what you will get at the office of Joseph C. Taub.

Should you ignore a hammertoe and wait for it go away? You could, but there are two good reasons not to. First, there is no guarantee that it will correct itself. Although this does happen with some mild cases, a visit to our podiatry office in Palm City will allow you to be proactive, which is particularly important if the hammertoe is rigid. You see, flexible hammertoes have a little movement still left in them. Rigid hammertoes do not. That distinction is vital, because not only does it mean that a rigid one should be examined right way, but it will most probably need surgery at our podiatry office in Palm City. At this point, you might be wondering what leads to getting a hammertoe in the first place. That pressure on the toe joint can be caused by shoes that are too tight around the toes, which is often true with high heels. For that reason, women get hammertoes more often than men do. Besides poor fitting footwear, genetic predisposition and arthritis could also be responsible. Our foot doctor will take x-rays and then come to a conclusion about the diagnosis and the treatment path to take. Flexible hammertoes can be remedied with orthotics (shoe inserts), either with our without medication to accompany it; that may mean cortisone shots depending on your situation.

Have your hammertoe taken care of here at our podiatry office in Palm City. The sooner you come in, the sooner your discomfort will be alleviated.

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

Palm City Foot Infection

Treating foot infections in Palm City

Palm City foot infection

Palm City foot infection

Taking care of your feet is just as important as taking care of other aspects of your health. Foot health can often go overlooked until something happens, whether it be the onset of pain and discomfort or a major injury. It is incredibly important that you seek out the proper medical attention and care as soon as something affects your feet, including things like infections. Infections can affect your feet and ankles as well as the skin and nails of those areas, too. Here at the offices of Joseph C. Taub you can receive top notch care for any Palm City foot infection.

It helps to pay attention to the way your feet feel and look everyday. Any sudden changes can alert you to the presence of problems that may affect, or are already affecting, your foot health. Changes in shape, skin texture, nail appearance and texture, comfort and overall sensation can tell you that something is wrong and needs to be rectified. If you find that you need treatment for a Palm City foot infection then you can get all the care you need right here with Joseph C. Taub. Dr. Taub will thoroughly examine the affected area and ask you pertinent questions regarding your symptoms and overall foot and health history. This can help lead to an accurate diagnosis and to the appropriate treatment as well. Dr. Taub is well-versed in using all different types of antibiotics to resolve foot and ankle infections as well as employing other methods to alleviate symptoms and improve appearance. Also, Dr. Taub is a Diplomate in wound care and has over 24 years of treating this potentially serious problem effectively, so you know you are in good hands.

If you notice any signs of a foot or ankle infection, or even a skin and nail infection, then please do not hesitate to call us here at the offices of Joseph C. Taub to schedule an appointment to treat your Palm City foot infection.

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

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 ā€œvā€ 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