Hammer Toe Directory
Hammer toe is a foot deformity in which the end of the toe, or toes, curl downward like a claw. The condition can be present at birth or can develop as a result of wearing poorly fitting shoes. Treatment of a hammer toe depends on the severity of the deformity and includes toe manipulation and surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how you get hammer toe, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
The Basics of Hammertoes
Learn more from WebMD about hammertoes, including causes, risk factors, and treatments.
Detection and Treatment of Hammertoes
Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of hammertoes.
Symptoms of Hammertoes
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of hammertoes, a condition caused by friction on the toe joints.
Learn more from WebMD about caring for your feet and preventing hammertoes, a painful foot condition.
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