What is hammer toe?
Hammer toe causes your shoes to rub and sometimes affects the way you walk. It can cause stress on the ball of your foot, leading to pain in the rest of your foot.
The type of shoes you wear, foot structure, trauma and certain diseases can contribute to the development of these conditions. Relieving the pain and pressure of hammer toe may involve changing your footwear, wearing inserts to reposition your toes, exercises to correct muscle imbalances and taking medication. If you have a more severe case of hammer toe, you might need surgery to get relief.