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A hammertoe is a toe which is bent. The tip of this toe striking the floor (or sole inside a shoe) resembles the action of a hammer pounding the pavement. Although any of the toes can be affected, the second toe is the most common.
Hammertoes often has a corn, callus or discoloration on the top of the toe or at the tip. People with hammertoes may also feel pain and have difficulty finding comfortable shoes. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.
Conservative treatment for hammertoes typically involves wearing shoes with roomy toe boxes, nonmedicated pads, and speciality straps. For some, relief requires surgery to correct the deformity. A careful examination with x-rays are needed to determine the most appropriate treatment available.
Skokie Foot & Ankle Specialists, Ltd.
9933 Lawler Ave., Suite 315
Skokie, Illinois 60077