hammertoe


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hammertoe

1. a deformity of the bones of a toe causing the toe to be bent in a clawlike arch
2. such a toe

hammertoe

[′ham·ər‚tō]
(medicine)
A condition of the toe, usually the second, in which the proximal phalanx is extremely extended while the two distal phalanges are flexed.
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Hammertoes and mallet toes both result from abnormalities in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that keep the toes straight.
Additionally, market newcomer Nvision Biomedical Technologies --which formerly focused only on spinal implants--is now testing the foot/ankle sector waters with its PEEK-OPTIMA hammertoe correction system.
Hammertoe may be manageable if you wear shoes with a wide toe box, make sure to wear the right size shoe and select shoes appropriate for whatever activity you're engaging in.
That problem is hammertoes. The toes start to curl and lift, which can then rub against the top of shoes.
Factors which increase risk of hammertoe and mallet toe include:
They identified it as hammertoe and explained to me the second toe is the most commonly deformed.
Type of Foot Pain Problems and Relationship to Becoming a Nurse Prior to Becoming After Becoming an RN an RN Plantar fasciitis 12 167 Metatarsalgia 7 28 Heel bursitis 4 36 Bone spur 4 45 Mortons neuroma 4 19 Achilles tendonitis 5 29 Bunion 32 56 Hammertoe 6 27
Other foot anomalies observed on examination are noted as possible risk factors for falls; they include hammertoe, deformities, or pain that could result in an abnormal gait.
Pes planovalgus was found and claw toes on digit 3-5 and a hammertoe located on digit 1.
Hammertoe is caused by a shortening of the tendons that control toe movements.
Conditions such as hammertoe of the second toe, metatarsalgia of the lesser MTP joints, plantar surface keratoses, and callosities can be present.