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Hammertoe

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Introduction: Hammertoe

Description of Hammertoe

Hammertoe (medical condition): Toe bent into hammer-like shape. See also Hammer toe:
  »Introduction: Hammer toe
  »Symptoms of Hammer toe
  »Treatments for Hammer toe

Hammertoe: a deformed toe which is bent in a clawlike arch.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Hammertoe as a Disease

Hammertoe (medical condition): See Hammer toe (disease information).
  »Introduction: Hammer toe
  »Symptoms of Hammer toe
  »Treatments for Hammer toe

Hammertoe: Article Excerpts

Hammertoe is caused by a shortening of the tendons that control toe movements. The toe knuckle is usually enlarged, drawing the toe back. Over time, the joint enlarges and stiffens as it rubs against shoes. Your balance may be affected. Wearing shoes and stockings with plenty of toe room is a treatment for hammertoe. In very serious cases, surgery may be needed. (Source: excerpt from Foot Care - Age Page - Health Information: NIA)

Keep Your Feet and Skin Healthy: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Hammertoes form when a foot muscle gets weak. The weakness may be from diabetic nerve damage. The weakened muscle makes the tendons in the foot shorter and makes the toes curl under the feet. You may get sores on the bottoms of your feet and on the tops of your toes. The feet can change their shape. Hammertoes can cause problems with walking and finding shoes that fit well. Hammertoes can run in the family. Wearing shoes that are too short can also cause hammertoes. (Source: excerpt from Keep Your Feet and Skin Healthy: NIDDK)

Foot Care - Age Page - Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Hammertoe is caused by a shortening of the tendons that control toe movements. The toe knuckle is usually enlarged, drawing the toe back. Over time, the joint enlarges and stiffens as it rubs against shoes. Your balance may be affected. Wearing shoes and stockings with plenty of toe room is a treatment for hammertoe. In very serious cases, surgery may be needed. (Source: excerpt from Foot Care - Age Page - Health Information: NIA)

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