It doesn’t get any clearer then this. The video posted below used imaging from a 3D CT scanner to demonstrate the detrimental effect of a high heeled shoe on the bone structure of a foot. It becomes very obvious how the the deforming forces of the shoe leads to bunion and hammer toe deformities. So when a patients asks, “what can you do for my hammer toes?” the question should really be, “what should I have done to prevent my hammer toes?”
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.