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    Understanding Hammertoes

    Understanding Hammertoes -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Hammertoes?

    A toe stuck in an upside-down "V" position is probably a hammertoe.

    Some symptoms of a hammertoe include:

    Understanding Hammertoes

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    Diagnosis and Treatment



    • Putting on a shoe hurts the top of the bent toe.
    • Corns form on the top of the toe joint.
    • The toe joint swells and takes on an angry red color.
    • It's hard to move the toe joint -- and it hurts when you try.
    • The ball of the foot under the bent toe hurts.


    Call Your Doctor About Hammertoes If:

    Your feet often hurt. If you have a hammertoe, you definitely need medical attention. Foot doctors are called podiatrists. Call one, or ask your doctor for a referral. The earlier you seek treatment, the likelier it is that the problem won't get worse.

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 10, 2015
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