Hammertoes Can Happen Because of a Stroke

Hammertoes are a potentially painful condition that can cause the large toes to bend at the middle joint in an abnormal manner and become rigid if they are not treated early on. Many understand that this condition is usually caused by improper footwear; however, most do not realize that it can also be caused by a stroke, which can cause significant disruptions to bodily functions and damage thereafter. Strokes can cause nerve and muscle damage that may impact the feet, specifically by causing toes to bend sporadically.

Hammertoes occur due to a muscle and ligament disparity at the joint of the toe, causing them to become stuck in that position. While flexible hammertoes have slight movement capabilities, rigid hammertoes are more or less stuck in the bent position and can barely produce any movement at the joint.

Treatment for this condition includes:

This condition is painful and irritating enough for the average person. Yet, suffering from hammertoes due to strokes is a painful situation that must be treated with care. At Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM located in Chicago, Illinois, our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, has a proven track record of assisting patients with hammertoes and can provide meaningful treatment to get your toes straightened out! Please make an appointment by calling our office at (773) 561-8100and check out our Patient Education Library for additional information about foot and ankle conditions.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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