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Understanding Hammertoes -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Hammertoes?

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

Some symptoms of a hammertoe include:

Understanding Hammertoes

Find out more about hammertoes:

Basics

Symptoms

Diagnosis and Treatment

Prevention

 

  • 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 worsen.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on March 22, 2014

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