Dr. Sean S. Ravaei, D.P.M., is a board-certified foot and ankle specialist providing hammertoe surgery in Los Angeles, CA. As a renowned podiatrist in Southern California, Dr. Ravaei also provides bunion removal, corn removal, and cosmetic foot surgery. Our practice treats patients in Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, and throughout the Inland Empire. Before opening his private practice, Dr. Ravaei was the Chief of Podiatric Surgery at St. Joesph’s Hospital.
Hammertoe is a toe deformity that makes it difficult to bend, causing pain while walking. When left untreated or non-surgical treatments don’t improve the condition, hammertoe surgery may be necessary to correct the deformity and improve flexibility. In some cases, a hammertoe can cause bunions. Therefore, bunion removal is often done in conjunction with hammertoe surgery. Over 1.2 million hammertoe and bunion surgeries are performed annually in the U.S.
A bunion (hallux valgus) is a bone growth in the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe. It is a common condition that can be caused when tight-fitting shoes cause the big toe to rub against the second toe. A bunion can also be due to arthritis. When changing shoes or other self-help treatments don't relieve pain, your podiatrist may recommend bunion removal, a surgical procedure to correct the condition.
Corns are a thick build-up of skin that forms on your feet, typically on the top of your toes, due to rubbing or irritation. They may be hard, soft, rubbery, or appear as a small callus on the bottom of the feet. Individuals with hammertoes and bunions are more likely to develop corns. The friction and rubbing from wearing poor-fitting shoes or shoes without socks can also cause corns. Your podiatrist will discuss treatment options, including corn removal. Corn removal is a painless, non-invasive procedure that shaves the dead skin from the toe or foot.
Injuries from sports or an active lifestyle can cause fractures and other injuries that can change the appearance of your foot. Our cosmetic foot surgery improves your foot's appearance, such as reshaping toes or narrowing feet, so that you can return to a healthy, active lifestyle.
Visit our website or contact us at (866) 866-FEET to learn more about the hammertoe surgery we perform in the Los Angeles, CA area! We also perform other cosmetic foot surgery.