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What are symptoms of a hammertoe?

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Some symptoms of a hammertoe include:

  • 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.

SOURCES: American Podiatric Medical Association. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 31, 2019

SOURCES: American Podiatric Medical Association. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 31, 2019

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