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Hammertoe Can Be Caused by Flip Flop Wearing

flip-flopsIn an article from Siouxland Matters, Allison Warren reported on the conditions the excessive wearing of flip-flops can bring, including hammertoe.  Local Dr. Valerie Tallericoa comments, “People will come in with heel pain, or even ankle injuries from slipping in their flip-flop shoes. Another concern is tendonitis or capsulitis of their digits, even in the future, hammertoe deformities.”

Mike Pape of Rudolph’s Shoe Mart advises: “There are different types of what they call orthotics or foot beds that are in the various shoes and sandals . . . Now there’s all the different components that go into making the different arches.” Hammertoe can be an incredibly painful condition, but fortunately can be treated.

Hammertoes are painful. If you are suffering from hammertoe, speak to Dr. Brad Bachmann, DPM of Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists, P.A. Dr. Bachmann can treat any of your foot- and ankle-related needs.


Hammertoe is little-known a painful condition that affects the second, third and fourth toes involving different joints of the toe and foot. Hammertoe can be caused by many other conditions such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis, trauma or injuries to your foot, it can be hereditary and it can also be caused by a cerebral vascular accident. If you wear shoes that are too narrow or short for your feet, it may exacerbate any pain you already have.

It is really important to your overall well-being to seek out medical attention at the first signs of foot pain or anything that may hinder your ability to walk in a normal manner. Taking care of your feet is one of the first steps to being able to live a full and healthy life.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Tomball and Spring, TX.  We offer all the newest in diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle conditions.

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