Many disorders can affect the joints in the toes, causing pain and preventing the foot from functioning, as it should. Lesser toe deformities are commonly associated with poor footwear selection but also can be secondary to hereditary causes. Recovery from a hammertoe surgery can take around a few months. Common deformities of the hallux include hallux valgus, hallux varus and halux rigidus. This is a condition where the big toe deviates towards the lesser toes and rotates outwards. This condition is commonly associated with a prominence over the base of the toe called a bunion”. This deformity can be accentuated by inflammation due to rubbing of shoewear. The general incidence of Fallen Arches in the population is 2 - 4 percent. The incidence of Hallux Valgus is higher among women. This results in inflammation of the joint involved with Hallux valgus. Post-traumatic: Hallux Valgus can occur after an accident which has rupture or divided the articular capsule. It can also occur in post traumatic disorders leading to flat feet. Occasionally the bunion becomes inflammed. After surgery, your skin is closed with fine sutures. A dressing is used to help keep your toes in their new position. If a mallet toe deformity is not corrected, the toe may remain stiff permanently. Your shoes may rub against the raised portion of the toe and cause painful corns and calluses. Before we discuss what is the best hammer toe treatment for you to use, you should learn more about what causes hammer toe and other feet problems in the first place. The deformity is caused by nerve damage. Now the fact that your toe is bent is not the real problem here, the issue has to do with the pain you are feeling that is impeding your daily routine. These treatments include getting you into the proper shoesize, a deeper toe box in your shoes to take the pressure off your toes. If this does not work, then there are pads that can be used to offload your toes and keep them from rubbing against your shoes. If none of these work, then surgery can be considered to straighten the joint out, which will remove the pressure from your toe. Your doctor will give you pain medication, which may cause nausea or constipation. You can go to a hospital in your area and they will do a finacial screening to see if you qualify for the surgery to get it done for free or within reason depending on your income. I have been through alot with my foot now going on 10 months. My fourth and fifth toes are kind of curved and I developed corns and pain on the upper knuckles-so hard to find shoes. A podiatrist cut off the little bony parts and it looked like I would have normal looking feet. Hi, i am Mohamed from Egypt , i want to get information about how you can helb me about my leg , i have in my left foot 2 of my middle toes are sticking together and are big more and more than their normal size. Hello, i am 13 years old and i think i have mallet toe on my third toes (both feet). Keep your foot elevated as much as possible for the first week after your foot dry for at least 2 weeks after week after surgery you will have your dressing changed by coming to see your attending sutures will be removed after the second doctor will advise you when you can increase activities and put weight on the pain and anti-inflammatory medications as prescribed by your physician.Vitamin C is important to heal scar tissue.