. Hammertoe - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment | CK Birla Hospital
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Hammertoe is when there is an abnormal type of bend in the middle finger of the toes. It is sort of curled due to a bend in the middle joint. Hammertoe and mallet toe are foot abnormalities caused by an imbalance in the muscles and ligaments that keep the toe straight and in the right position. The shoes you wear, your foot structure, trauma, and some of the reasons which can play a role in the development of these abnormalities.

Symptoms
Symptoms

Below are some signs and symptoms of hammertoe:

Causes & risk factors
Causes & risk factors

The following conditions have been associated with hammertoe and mallet toe:

Diagnosis
Diagnosis

If you are having severe pain in your toes, visiting the doctor might help. The doctor would be able to diagnose hammertoe or mallet toe just by examining the foot. The healthcare provider might suggest an X-ray to better assess the severity of the hammertoe.

Treatment
Treatment

Once the cause of the hammertoe has been diagnosed the doctor will further recommend certain treatment methods to help relieve the pain.