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Hammer toes - Foot Orthotics

Hammer toes are a painful deformity of the three middle toes where the toes are always bent.

There are two types – flexible and rigid.

If the toe can still be moved at the joint, it’s termed a flexible hammer toe. If the tendons in the toe become rigid, the joint will be moved out of alignment and the toe will not be able to move, thus it’s known as a rigid hammer toe.

 

Symptoms

Visually a toe that looks like it is stuck in an upside-down ‘V’ position is probably a hammer toe. Other symptoms include:

 

Causes

There are a variety of causes. Hammer Toes have been linked to:

 

Treatment

If your toe is still flexible bespoke insoles will reduce pain and keep the condition from getting any worse. In addition bespoke footwear can be made to accommodate hammer toes ensuring some measure of comfort when walking or standing.

 

 

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