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Why Are My Toes Curling?

Curling toes, usually called hammertoes, are common.  Here at Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute, we see them on a regular basis.  But this is your feet, so we want to help you understand what this condition is and how it can be treated.  You do have options.

What Is A Hammertoe?hammer toe | mallet toe | hammertoe | claw toe | curly toes

Hammer toes are little toes that buckle or curl under. The curling can develop in any toe joint and may cause pain.  The most commonly affected joints are:

  • Mallet Toe - joint at end of toe (distal interphalangeal joint)
  • Hammer Toe - joint in middle of toe (proximal interphalangeal joint)
  • Hammer Toe - joint at ball of foot (metatarsal-phalangeal joint)
  • Claw Toe -  a combination of all joints

Over time, these toes may hurt, may produce corns or calluses on the toes or may limit ambulation and shoe gear.


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What Causes Hammertoes?

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When Should I Do Surgery?

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  • What Caused My Hammertoes?
    Description: Your toes are curling or buckling and you want to know why the hammertoes are developing. The multiple causes of hammertoes are discussed here.
  • What Are The Treatment Options?
    Description: Hammertoes are developing, your toes may hurt in shoes or with walking and running, but what now. Is surgery the only option? Many options exist to treat hammertoes and although surgery is an option, it is only one option that can improve your symptoms.
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Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute

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