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Hammer, claw, and mallet toes are toes that bend into an
odd position at one or more joints. This can be painful. They are most often caused by wearing tight shoes, which can cause the toe
muscles to get out of balance.
You may be able to fix
your toe with home treatment. If you don't treat the problem right away, you are
more likely to need surgery.
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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