WHAT IS A HAMMER TOE?
A hammer toe is a deformity that causes one or more of your toes to bend or curl downwards. This condition can cause physical discomfort, in addition to being unattractive in appearance. With some shoes, hammer toes may actually increase the friction on top or or on the end of the toes or under the metatarsal heads, resulting in calluses or corns. These deformities that “contract” the toes can be flexible or rigid in nature.