What Are Hammer Toes?
When the middle joint of your toe becomes flexed or bent downward, you may not be able to straighten your toe. This deformity, called hammer toe, can affect any toe but most often impacts the second or third toe.
Hammer toes can be caused by:
The most noticeable symptom of a hammer toe is a toe that is bent or pointed downward. Other symptoms may include:
Corns or calluses
Inability to wiggle your toes
There are many effective treatments for hammer toe. Depending on the severity of your condition, treatment may include:
Wearing properly fitting shoes
Wearing toe pads or insoles to support and straighten feet and toes
Using cushions, pads or medication that treat bunions and corns
Gently stretching toes
Outpatient surgery to straighten the toe
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If you're experiencing signs or symptoms of hammer toes, schedule an appointment or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.
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