Hammer Toe

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This condition is a deformity in which a toe bends downward at the middle joint. The second toe is the one most likely to be affected, but this deformity can occur in other toes as well. Sometimes, more than one toe is affected.

What is hammer toe?

This detailed video describes the condition of hammer toe, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment will vary depending upon the stage of the condition. Conservative treatment options include flat shoes with roomy toe boxes, and the use of inserts, pads or cushions. If these options are not successful, surgery may be needed to straighten the toe.

Common questions about hammer toe:

How do you fix a hammer toe?
Can hammer toe go away on its own?
Is hammer toe a problem?
Can you fix a hammertoe yourself?

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