Treating hammertoes will prevent irreversible deformities

1 de February de 2020



are one of the most common pathologies of the female sex in advanced age. The problem of this pathology is not simply an aesthetic issue, but also, when walking or using certain footwear, the patient feels a pain that prevents him/her from carrying out the different daily activities in a normal way.


high heels cause hammertoes


Hammertoes, also known as claw toes, are a nuisance for those who suffer from them. There are different causes that lead a person to suffer a permanent toe deformity.

What are the causes of hammertoe?

  • Wearing tight shoes. When wearing shoes that are too tight on the foot, the toes adopt an improper posture. If you notice that a shoe is uncomfortable, do not wear it, change it for a wider shoe.
  • The use of heels. Fashion is not at all beneficial to health, as high heels cause the foot to adopt an incorrect posture and even damage the toes. The ideal is to wear low heels with the toes comfortably stretched.
  • Congenital. The condition may present at birth, although this is not common.

Several studies indicate that the second finger is the most affected by this pathology, but it is necessary to clarify that it can affect any other finger regardless of its position, and can even affect all of them. The latter case may be due to nerve and spinal cord injuries.


What is the proper treatment for hammertoes?

The appropriate treatment to attenuate this condition will depend on the severity of the condition and the individual patient. Each person is different and has particularities that correspond to their age, gender and daily activity.

For this reason, if you suspect that you have a hammertoe, the first thing to do is to go to a specialized clinic in order to obtain an appropriate and immediate solution to your problem.

Likewise, wearing wide, comfortable shoes is an excellent option for those who suffer from hammertoes.




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Date of publication: 10-08-2017

Revision date: 1-02-2020


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