What's a Hammertoe?

Hammertoe is a foot deformity that causes a bend in the joint between first and second segments of a toe, causing the tip to turn downward. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments that normally hold a toe straight have become uneven. Hammertoe can be caused by a bunion, trauma, arthritis, inherent foot structure, or genetics.


Hammertoe Treatment

Treatment includes identifying and preventing what causes the hammertoe - improving shoe fit, treating a bunion, or addressing inherent foot pathology.

Simple treatments might include:

  • Changing shoes

  • Padding techniques

  • Orthotics

  • Surgical intervention

Each hammertoe is different, and should be evaluated by a podiatrist to develop a specific treatment plan. The above list is not meant to be actionable and may cause worsening of symptoms if not tailored to an individual case of hammertoe.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson to get a diagnosis and a custom treatment plan that leverages her extensive experience with hammertoe. Surgery is an option in advanced cases.

Dr. Richardson has been treating hammertoe for 18 years, including surgeries when needed. Call us today to diagnose and treat your hammertoe.

Call us at 425-658-0658

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am to 5pm. Friday: 9am to 3pm


Redmond Foot & Ankle is the podiatry clinic of Dr. Amy Richardson. We are a full service podiatry clinic located in the heart of Redmond, Washington. We provide experienced foot and ankle care in a professional and comfortable setting.

Dr. Richardson is board-certified with 19 years of experience.  She uses an individual approach to meet the needs of all her patients, from young children to the more mature. As both a surgeon and clinician, she has solved a diverse range of foot and ankle ailments.

Redmond Foot & Ankle accepts most insurances (see list).  Our clinic is modern, comfortable, and clean. The clinic has a state-of-the-art digital x-ray system on-site that saves our patients time and expense. We also use the latest in 3D digital foot scanners to create precise custom orthotics. We have convenient free easily accessible parking.

Call us at 425-658-0658

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am to 5pm. Friday: 9am to 3pm