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Hammer Toe is a
deformity of the proximal interphalangeal
joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer. Mallet toe is a similar condition affecting the distal interphalangeal
Hammer Toe most frequently results from wearing poorly-fit shoes that can force the toe into a bent position, such as excessively high heels or shoes that are too short or narrow for the
foot. Having the toes bent for long periods of time can cause the muscles in them to shorten, resulting in the
deformity. This is often found in conjunction with
bunions or other
foot problems. It can also be caused by muscle, nerve, or
joint damage resulting from conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, stroke, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease or
In many cases, conservative treatment consisting of physical therapy and new shoes with soft, spacious toe boxes is enough to resolve the condition, while in more severe or longstanding cases orthopedic surgery may be necessary to correct the
deformity. The patient's doctor may also prescribe some toe exercises that can be done at home to stretch and strengthen the muscles. For example, the individual can gently stretch the toes manually, or use the toes to pick things up off the floor. While watching television or reading, one can put a towel flat under the feet and use the toes to crumple it.
If you have
Hammer Toe , call for an appointment with Dr. Harounian for instructions on the best treatment.
Also call for an appointment if your pain gets worse or you have difficulty walking.
Metropolitan Los Angeles Clinic:
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Dr Harounian is an experienced
Podiatrist, with years of experience in
ankle related problems and disorders, he is also a certified DPM, using Pin Pointe Foot Laser for
Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment.
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