What is a hammertoe?
Hammertoe is a foot deformity that creates an abnormal bend in the middle joint of a toe. The second, third, and fourth toes are the ones usually diagnosed with hammertoe.
Hammertoe occurs due to an imbalance of the muscles, ligaments, or tendons that are used to hold the toe straight. In some cases, the shoes you wear, trauma, your foot structure or certain disease processes can lead to you developing a hammertoe.
Common Symptoms of a hammertoe
A common symptom is noticing the abnormal bend in the joint of one of your toes along with pain when trying to move the affected toe. Pain is not present in every case of hammertoe, but it is possible. Corn and callus formations on the affected toe are also common.
If you think you may have a hammertoe schedule an appointment with us and we’ll help!