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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Occasionally, hammertoe is the result of earlier trauma to the toe.
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.
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
Wearing shoes and stockings with plenty of toe room is a treatment for hammertoe.
3,5) Hammertoe deformity occurs when the balance of power surrounding the lesser MTPJ is lost and contraction occurs at the proximal interphalangeal joint.
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 and bunions.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), nine out of 10 American women can directly attribute a bunion, hammertoe or other foot deformity to the practice of wearing shoes that are too tight.
The sensory component of neuropathy contributes to hammertoe and the development of pressure points leading to ulcer.
The Sgarlato Hammertoe Implant Procedure (SHIP) implant allows for easy, successful operations for all types of hammertoe procedures.