HAMMER TOES

Hammer toes, or claw toes are deformities that affect the second, third and fourth toe. These are very often associated with other foot deformities and are usually caused when the foot is imbalanced. They very often develop painful corns and/or calluses on the top or the end of the toe. If left untreated they will become stiff and fixed in the position.

Hammer toes, or claw toes are deformities that affect the second, third and fourth toe. These are very often associated with other foot deformities such as Cavus (high arched) foot, and are usually caused when the foot is imbalanced. They very often develop painful corns and/or calluses on the top or the end of the toe. If left untreated they will become stiff and fixed in an abnormal position.

Symptoms may include:

  • toes curl up instead of staying flat
  • toe is bent at the middle or end joint
  • there may be corns or calluses at the middle joint or the end of the toe
  • a hammer toe may start out flexible but eventually becomes fixed and painfull.