Question, currently I suffer from hammertoes on one foot, it is the second toe next to Big toe. It is completely dislocated, now on my right foot for the last year I'm having a lot of pain and my foot is swollen and the second toe is starting to turn under some. My biggest issue right is I have this sore foot and shin splints, I can't walk very far anymore because of it, I can't shop for long or do any standing in one place very long. Do you have any suggestions?
Dear Gloria, I am imaging that you have a hammertoe that looks like my patient Paula below.
When you are in alot of pain, I would probably try to rest the foot in a removable boot and try to get an MRI to find out what is going on. If finances are an issue, the removable boots can be purchased online and try to wear for 6 to 8 weeks while you ice three times daily.