Sam Singh, a consultant orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas's and privately at The Lister Hospital in Chelsea, London, says: "A hammertoe
is caused by an imbalance of tendons in the foot.
In the meantime, we fell victim to a host of afflictions, a short list of which included: eczema, hives, scabies, halitosis, toothache, periodontal disease, lactose intolerance, gassiness, dyspepsia, charley horse, athlete's foot, bunions, hammertoe
, gout, dropsy, scurvy, sickle cell anemia, insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, moodiness, fatigue, migraine, chills, sneezing, sniffling, congestion, hacking cough, and the grippe.
More than 70% of American women suffer from foot problems related to wearing uncomfortable high-heeled shoes, which results in such foot ailments as metatarsalgia (pare in the ball of the foot), Achilles tendonitis, hammertoe