Dr. Eric Trattner cures hammertoes without using pins or stitches

Trattner Hammertoes
Podiatrist Dr. Eric Trattner uses a minimally invasive approach to straighten your toes.

By Olivia Bloom

If you are one of the many people suffering from painful, curled toes, you should know you have options. “Most people with hammertoes believe their only choices are to live with the pain or have surgery, which often requires scary pins, uncomfortable footwear and long recovery times,” says Dr. Eric Trattner, podiatrist and board-certified foot surgeon.

Although he treats a variety of foot problems, he specializes in minimally invasive surgery to correct a variety of conditions like hammertoes, heel spurs and bunions.

“Hammertoes are one of the most common foot ailments I see,” says Dr. Trattner. “They result from a contracture of the joints of the toe and often lead to painful corns and sores and keep people from participating in the activities they love.”

Do You Have Hammertoes?
Commons signs of hammertoes are:
• Curled toes
• Rubbing in shoes
• Red, irritated areas
• Corns or callouses

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Trattner has been using minimally invasive techniques for the correction of hammertoes. “With traditional surgery, a patient could expect to spend six to eight weeks in recovery with a fair amount of pain,” he says.

A Much Gentler Approach
Utilizing a minimally invasive approach, Dr. Trattner can straighten the toe in his office. “There are no pins, no stitches and there is virtually no pain,” he notes.

After the procedure, patients may walk out of the office wearing their regular shoes with straight toes and return to normal activity almost immediately. Once the toe has healed, the corns and irritation usually go away.

Dr. Eric Trattner has built his practice around the concept of delivering the very best foot care in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

He also offers in-office laser treatment and utilizes Clearanail, a drug-free, pain-free breakthrough treatment for nail fungus. As well as new Microwave technology to get rid of ugly, painful warts.

Dr. Eric Trattner has practices in Twinsburg, at 8900 Darrow Road, 330-405-3301; and in Fairview Park, at 20455 Lorain Rd, 440-333- 5350. For more information, visit ClevelandFootDoctor.com.