hammertoe

The human foot consists of five toes. Each toe has three joints except for the first (great) toe, which ordinarily has just two joints.

So what is a hammer toe? A hammer toe is a distortion of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bowed at the center joint, which gives it its ‘hammer’ appearance.. At first, hammer toes are flexible and can be fixed with basic measures. However, whenever left untreated, they can become rigid and require a surgical procedure.

Causes of Hammer Toes:

There can be numerous causes for hammer toe. Toe length genetics is an important factor in creating the issue. For some, a flexible flatfoot prompts hammertoes as the foot attempts to balance out against uneven surfaces. Those with high arches can likewise shape hammertoes as the extensor ligaments overwhelm the flexors.

Normal causes for hammer toe include:

  • a toe injury
  • joint pain
  • high arches
  • ill fitting shoes
  • flat feet
  • Bunions
  • Nerve injuries

Hammer toe treatment:

Hammer toe treatment without surgery is possible by recognizing the cause of the deformity.

Whether non surgical or surgical treatment is indicated, we at Harlis Family Foot and Ankle in Port Saint Lucie, offer you the best physicians in treatment and cure of hammer toes.

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