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Supposing you have short little toes rather than long finger like toes, does that decrease your chance for hammer toe?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: I am not sure

The length of the digit matters.
If there is an imbalance in muscle power i would think even short length of digit would potentially hammer. Having said that, with a longer lever arm, you do have more oppurtunity for a toe to hammer. I would give you if two feet with same muscle power the longer toe might hammer first.

In brief: I am not sure

The length of the digit matters.
If there is an imbalance in muscle power i would think even short length of digit would potentially hammer. Having said that, with a longer lever arm, you do have more oppurtunity for a toe to hammer. I would give you if two feet with same muscle power the longer toe might hammer first.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: May make difference

If tight shoe are a contributing factor, the size of the toes may make a difference.

In brief: May make difference

If tight shoe are a contributing factor, the size of the toes may make a difference.
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