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What causes hammertoe?

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A hammertoe occurs from a muscle and ligament imbalance around the toe joint that causes the middle toe joint to bend and become stuck in this position.

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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