Wednesday, October 17, 2012


A bend in the first joint of a small toe can result in a hammertoe. If addressed early on, the condition may be alleviated. If not, rigidity will set in, and even the ball of the foot can become dislocated, causing the toes to point upwards. Typically, trauma, an injury to the foot, or wearing high-heeled or ill-fitting shoes can result in the development of hammertoes. Those individuals with rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes can tend to develop hammertoes. The condition is painful and can result in the development of corns and calluses as well as swelling and redness of the affected areas. Walking can become a challenge, and the sufferer can be at a high risk of falling.
For additional questions please contact:
Dr. Kevin McDonald at 704 -786-4482 or visit at

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