Hello ladies, I'm interested to hear from anyone that has had surgery for HAMMERTOES. My mother had surgery so many years ago I cannot remember how it went for her afterwards. I do remember the recovery she had was not fun. She's dead now, so I can't ask her about it. I think she was laid up (it was at my house for the first week) for two weeks after. I have one hammertoe on my left foot, and one serious one and a second minor one on my right foot. The worst of the three is making it practically impossible these days to wear any type of dress shoe that does not have an deep open toe. I'm a social ballroom dancer, and my dance shoes are open toe. At some point I'm most likely going to have to get my toes looked at and no doubt they will suggest surgery.