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A 38-year-old female asked:

long toe causing pressure.2nd toe is moving on top of big toe. ortho pa said to ignore unless hammertoe or can't wear shoe. good advice? thx

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Podiatrist: Try a podiatrist. It sounds like your toe is bothering you enough to get a second opinion.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
ALREADY HAMMERED?: If it's moving on top of the big toe, it sounds like you already have a hammer toe deformity. As an adult, splinting or taping will not realign it. If a corn develops, a podiatrist can trim it. A wider toe box in your shoe may help. It will PROBABLY continue to progress. Surgery is an option if above doesn't work for you.

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