Both hammer toes and bunions are painful conditions that can develop over time in your toes. Here is some more information about these conditions and how Pedco Foot Care Clinic Inc. in St. Catharines can help.
The more common definition of hallux valgus is simply a bunion. It is a medial deviation of the first metatarsal on the outside of the big toe joint and can be caused by shoes that do not fit properly. It looks like a large bump protruding from the big toe joint and can cause pain from swelling around the joint. We can help you with bunion treatments by giving advice on properly fitting footwear and providing custom orthotics. This can be a more helpful alternative to surgery, which is sometimes needed in severe cases.
Hammer toes can also be caused by poor fitting shoes that cause a toe to be forced into a permanently bent position. We have plenty of options for you that can provide a spacious toe box to help resolve this condition over time. Please view our page on footwear and sandals to learn more about what we have to offer.