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Hammer Toe

A hammer toe is a potentially painful deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes, where the toe bends upward at the joint, resembling a hammer. When a hammer toe causes pain, and other treatments fail, surgery may be the only option for correcting the joint. Hammer toe surgery can be highly effective in people for whom the primary or only issue is hammer toe. But when an underlying condition such as rheumatoid arthritis causes a hammer toe, doctors may recommend treating that condition first.

Common causes of Hammer Toe include:

  • a traumatic toe injury
  • arthritis
  • an unusually high foot arch
  • wearing shoes that don’t fit properly
  • tightened ligaments or tendons in the foot
  • pressure from a bunion, which is when your big toe points inward toward your second toe

Hammer Toe

A hammer toe is a potentially painful deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes, where the toe bends upward at the joint, resembling a hammer. When a hammer toe causes pain, and other treatments fail, surgery may be the only option for correcting the joint. Hammer toe surgery can be highly effective in people for whom the primary or only issue is hammer toe. But when an underlying condition such as rheumatoid arthritis causes a hammer toe, doctors may recommend treating that condition first.

Common causes of Hammer Toe include:

  • a traumatic toe injury
  • arthritis
  • an unusually high foot arch
  • wearing shoes that don’t fit properly
  • tightened ligaments or tendons in the foot
  • pressure from a bunion, which is when your big toe points inward toward your second toe

Hammer Toe

A hammer toe is a potentially painful deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes, where the toe bends upward at the joint, resembling a hammer. When a hammer toe causes pain, and other treatments fail, surgery may be the only option for correcting the joint. Hammer toe surgery can be highly effective in people for whom the primary or only issue is hammer toe. But when an underlying condition such as rheumatoid arthritis causes a hammer toe, doctors may recommend treating that condition first.

Common causes of Hammer Toe include:

  • a traumatic toe injury
  • arthritis
  • an unusually high foot arch
  • wearing shoes that don’t fit properly
  • tightened ligaments or tendons in the foot
  • pressure from a bunion, which is when your big toe points inward toward your second toe

Hammer Toe

A hammer toe is a potentially painful deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes, where the toe bends upward at the joint, resembling a hammer. When a hammer toe causes pain, and other treatments fail, surgery may be the only option for correcting the joint. Hammer toe surgery can be highly effective in people for whom the primary or only issue is hammer toe. But when an underlying condition such as rheumatoid arthritis causes a hammer toe, doctors may recommend treating that condition first.

Common causes of Hammer Toe include:

  • a traumatic toe injury
  • arthritis
  • an unusually high foot arch
  • wearing shoes that don’t fit properly
  • tightened ligaments or tendons in the foot
  • pressure from a bunion, which is when your big toe points inward toward your second toe

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