Dr. Donald J Adamov and his staff make it their priority to deliver the highest quality foot care to their patients in the comfortable environment of their office. Dr. Adamov is a respected and experienced podiatrist with over 10 years of experience. He provides a full range of clinical podiatry care, including the treatment of foot and ankle conditions such as ingrown toenails, bunions, hammertoe treatment in Shady Hills. and heel pain as well as comprehensive diabetic foot evaluation and care. He also cares for children’s feet. Dr. Donald J. Adamov and expert staff will answer all your questions and discuss all treatment options as well as inform you of benefits, risks and alternatives in order to reach the best outcome tailored to your needs. Their primary goal is ensuring the health and well being of their patients by providing the highest quality medical and surgical care using the latest technologies. Their belief is that well informed patients are able to make better choices and they strive to educate each patient on appropriate treatment programs to match your needs and circumstances. Together they can optimize your recovery and well being.
A hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, so that it resembles a hammer. Initially, hammertoes are flexible and the hammertoe treatment in Shady Hills is done with simple measures. However, if left untreated, they can become fixed and require surgery. People with hammertoes may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe. They may also feel pain in their toes or feet and have difficulty finding comfortable shoes. The causes of hammertoe are shoes that don’t fit properly or a muscle imbalance, usually in combination with one or more other factors. Shoes that narrow toward the toe may make your forefoot look smaller, but they also push the smaller toes into a flexed (bent) position. The toes rub against the shoe, leading to the formation of corns and calluses, which further aggravate the condition. A higher heel forces the foot down and presses the toes against the shoe, increasing the pressure and the bend in the toe.
Hammertoe treatment in Shady Hills starts conservatively with new shoes that have soft, roomy toe boxes. Shoes should be one-half inch longer than your longest toe. Avoid wearing tight, narrow, high-heeled shoes. You may also be able to find a shoe with a deep toe box that accommodates the hammertoe. Or, a shoe repair shop may be able to stretch the toe box so that it bulges out around the toe. Sandals may help, as long as they do not pinch or rub other areas of the foot. Our office will prescribe some toe exercises that you can do at home to stretch and strengthen the muscles. For example, you can gently stretch the toes manually. You can use your toes to pick things up off the floor. While you watch television or read, you can put a towel flat under your feet and use your toes to crumple it. In addition, over-the-counter straps, cushions or non-medicated corn pads can be used to relieve symptoms. If these non-invasive treatments don’t straighten the toe, surgery can correct the problem. Call Dr. Adamov for an evaluation of your foot today.