Hammer Toes
7th June 2017

Hammer Toes


Hammer toes are a common foot deformity where the toes appear to be always bent.

They are caused by wearing shoes that are too small, foot injuries, or simply genetics – some people are predisposed to develop hammer toes. Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause hammer toes as it affects the joints in the feet.


Symptoms and complications of hammer toes


  • Toes that can’t be straightened out are usually hammer toes.
  • Pain on the top of the toe joints from where they rub on shoes. These can develop into corns.
  • Toe joint swelling and becoming red.
  • Pain under the ball of the foot.


Treatment involves removing any corns caused by the hammer toes, cushioned pads may also be given and advice on appropriate foot wear.



Please feel free to contact the Didsbury, Manchester G4 Clinic to speak to a member of the team for any questions that you may have.


Contact the clinic on 0161 445 5133 or email or book online

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