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claw toe vs hammer toe

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
45 years experience Podiatry
Irritation : Tightness of the tedons to the toes and rubbing and irritation to the joints cause the joints to enlarge and the toe will contract and not straighten ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
A couple: Hereditary or genetic is one. When the flexor tendons (the ones on the bottom of the toe) over power the ones on the top of the foot the net effect wi ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Multifactorial: A hammertoe is an abnormal contracture or a bending of the toe joint which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical and structu ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Few reasons: But a simple explanation is when the flexor tendons become stronger than the extensor tendons.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Hammertoe: In a nutshell it is a muscle imbalance , but there is certainly a lot more . See your podiatrist for an evaluation and complete picture.
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
A contracted toe: A hammertoe is an contracture or a bending of the toe joint which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical or structural change ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
32 years experience Podiatry
Clawtoe: Pain and pressure on the distal tip of the toe as well as shoe pressure on the distal joint when walking.
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Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Pain/shoe irritation: Claw toes are the contracture of both joints in a toe. Symptoms can include the top of the toe rubbing in the shoe and/or the tip of the toe becoming ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Several possible: A clawtoe is an abnormal contracture or a bending of the toe joints which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical and structur ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Deformity of the toe: Your toes are bent upward (extension) from the joints at the ball of the foot. Your toes are bent downward (flexion) at the middle joints toward the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Clawing usually from joint deformity you have to striating the joint somehow, one of them to break the clawing by taking part of the bone.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
37 years experience Podiatry
Contraction of toe: There are three joints in each toe 2 thru 5. The joints are; MPJ, PIP J, and the DI PJ. A claw toe is a fixed contraction at the DIPJ. The MPJ (metata ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Contracture: Each of the smaller toes in your foot has two joints (or knuckles). They are the proximal interphalangeal joint (this is the one closest the main part ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: If you leave it will get worse and more difficulty with it?
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
21 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: Most people would choose to correct it. Amputation is reserved for low demand patients who want a short healing time and do not want to deal with the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
12 weeks and >: It depends on the surgery, if pins are placed etc. Typically at the 4th week physical therapy may be prescribed, but expect at least 12 weeks for swel ... Read More

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