A woman talks to a doctor while standing on one foot in a physical therapy office.


Hammertoe conditions occur when a normal foot becomes flat and the flexor muscles overpower the smaller muscles, causing the outer two joints of the toe to bend downward. In this unnatural position, the inside of the shoe rubs against the bent toe joints, gradually causing calluses to form on the tops of the toes.

Early treatment is important when hammertoe first begins to develop so toes don’t become rigid.

Call AFAS to make an appointment with our foot specialists.

We can treat early hammertoe to prevent it from worsening, or treat more-advanced hammertoe to relieve your pain and remediate your toes to a more normal, more functional shape.