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What causes hammer toe?

by in Podiatry December 25, 2012

Hammer toe is a deformity where one, or several, of the toes become permanently bent at the proximal interphalangeal joint (the second joint in the toe). It can occur in the second, third or fourth toes, and it gets its name because the affected toe(s) looks like…well, a hammer. Hammer toe can be caused by […]