A hammertoe can be seen when one or both of the joints of the second, third, fourth, or little toes are fixed in a bent position. This abnormal bending put pressure on your toes, especially when wearing shoes, which can cause many different problems. These are some common symptoms of hammertoes:
A hammertoe may also become painful due to the joint itself becoming dislocated. If left untreated, hammertoes will become more rigid and will not respond to nonsurgical treatments. Because a hammertoe will only get worse over time, it is important to receive early treatment.
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