Hammer Toes

What is Hammer Toe?

Hammer ToeA hammer toe – or claw toe – is a permanent structural deformity where your toe bends downwards resembling a hammer, rather than pointing forwards. Usually affecting the 2nd toe, the toe can become overlapped with the big toe making it difficult to find comfortable footwear.

What Causes Hammer Toe?

  • Genetics – many people are born with hammer toes.
  • Ill-fitting footwear – poor footwear is the root cause of many foot problems, including hammer toes.

Treatments

  • Surgery – Hammer toe is a permanent condition and generally requires corrective surgery.