What are hammertoes?
Most common in the second toe, this condition can, in fact, occur on any digit and presents itself as a permanently bent downward toe that is almost claw-like.
What causes hammertoes?
Hammertoes can occur in people with unusually high foot arches, arthritis, those who have had traumatic toe injury, wearing shoes that do not properly fit, tightened ligaments and tendons in the foot, pressure from a bunion.
What is the treatment?
Treatment is based on the severity of your condition. Cushions pads, properly fitted shoes, and custom orthotics combined with exercises can be implemented to alleviate symptoms. Also, surgical intervention may be necessary to correct the condition.