In the last 3-4 years my 81 year old mother has developed arthritis in her hammer-toed feet. It has deformed her feet to the point she's having difficulty walking. She says no doctor will perform surgery on her to correct her feet because of her age. I find that hard to believe that there is no doctor that will help her. Is that true? She said she's gone to two podiatrists and both declined to treat her feet but just give her advice on providing comfort care.