This is what Dr Jim in Lakeland, Fl wants to do to fix my hammertoes.
From his website:
(Fortunately you don’t have to live with the pain. With Dr. Pruchniewski’s (his patients call him Dr. Jim) help, hammertoes can be corrected. Severe, rigid hammertoes can only be completely corrected with bone surgery, but if you are looking mostly for relief from discomfort and to be able to wear those stylish shoes you like, you might take advantage of a simple office technique that you can have done during your lunch hour.
Through two tiny pokes in the skin, leaving an opening no longer than the one left to draw blood from your arm, Dr. Jim inserts a small surgical device, and using his sense of touch, identifies and releases the contracted soft tissue structure. After a few comfortable minutes, most patients are able to put their socks and shoes back on and return to work or school. Dr. Jim says the best thing about this procedure is that it stops this progressive deformity from worsening to the severe rigid type the requires bone surgery.)
I don’t know if this will work or make things worse. Should I see another foot DR. first?
Thank You, ray