Hammer or Contracted Toe Treatment Delhi, Best Doctor and Hospital India | Max Healthcare

Get Second Opinion

Doc Connect

Hospital : 
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Description: 
  • Robotic Urological Surgery: 15 years journey 
    Dr. Rahul Yadav, Dr. Anant Kumar
  • Robotic surgery is the latest in advanced onco surgical procedures 
    Dr. Harit Chaturvedi
  • Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty & balloon dilatation of aortic coarctation in a 10 year old child 
    Dr. Neeraj Awasthy, Dr. Sushil Shukla
  • Role of CT/MR imaging and echocardiography in evaluation of valsalva sinus aneurysm 
    Dr. Reena Anand, Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Divya Malhotra, Dr. Bharat Aggarwal
  • Risk factors for patients undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer
    Ms. Kanika Arora, Ms. Ritika Samaddar
  • Radiology Case of The Month 
    Dr. Nafisa Shakir Batta, Dr. Dhruv Jain
Date: 
October, 2015 :15

Hammer Toe

Home >> Podiatry >> Hammer Toe

Clinical Directorate

Overview

A hammer toe or contracted toe is a kind of deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer. Hammer toe is primarily caused due to wearing poorly fitting shoes that can force the toe into a bent position, such as excessively high heels or shoes that are too short or narrow for the foot.

Signs and Symptoms

Its symptoms include:

  • Middle joint of the toe is bent
  • Difficulty in moving the toe
  • Callus on the sole of the foot
  • Walking or wearing shoes can be painful

Causes

There could be many reasons of hammer toe including:

  • Wearing wrong sized shoes
  • Wearing high heel shoes
  • Sitting in wrong foot position over a long time
  • Joint damage
  • Osteoarthritis

Treatment

Mild hammer toe in children can be treated by manipulating and splinting the affected toe. Control drugs to prevent attacks.

The following changes in footwear may help relieve symptoms:

  • Wear the right size shoes or shoes with wide toe boxes for comfort, and to avoid making hammer toe worse
  • Avoid high heels as much as possible
  • Wear soft insoles to relieve pressure on the toe

Corrective surgery is also an option it the problem becomes extremely severe.