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Claw & Hammer Toes

Claw Toe

This condition often affects the smaller toes during the same time period. Your toes at this time are beginning to reshape upward at the joint where the toes and the foot meet. After this, you may experience your toes bending down at the middle joints and at the joints nearest the tip of your toes. The final action of this are your toes beginning to coil downward toward the floor, thus creating a claw shape.

Hammer Toe

A condition that bends the middle toe joint down towards the floor, which cause this joint to spring up. A hammer toe usually affects the second toe and is often a result that comes with experiencing a bunion.

Symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Difficulty in putting on shoes
  • The presence of calluses and corns forming thus creating friction against your footwear

Treatment:

  • Wearing shoes that are not too tight
  • Pad the area where the bunion is with non-medicated cushions to ease the pain
  • Medications such as Tylenol, Aleve, Advil, or Motrin can be helpful for the pain
  • Tape
  • Exercise
  • Splint, sling, or toe cap
  • Surgery