Introduction to Hammer Toes

Patients often refer to all forms of toe abnormalities as a hammer toe. There are in fact four main forms of toe abnormalities, hammer toes, claw toes, mallet toes and trigger toes. A hammer toe can be best described as an abnormal contraction or "buckling" of a toe. This occurs due to a partial or complete dislocation of one of the joints that form the toe. As the toe continues to be deformed, it will press up against the shoe and may cause corns.


Causes & Treatment Options for Hammer Toes

  • A hammer toe can result in corns and hard skin on the top of the toe or at the apex of the toe.

    There are various causative factors but the most common are inappropriate shoes, flat feet, high arched feet, in hereditary (family), bunions and rheumatoid arthritis. For many people, the second toe is actually longer than the great toe and if shoes are sized to fit the great toe, the second (and maybe even the third toe) will have to bend to fit into the shoe. Shoes that are pointed make matters even worse. Combine pointed shoes with high heels; the foot is under similar pressure as if it was constantly being pushed downhill into a wall.

Hammer Toes



Recommended Products

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Silicone Toe Crest

Hammer toes

The toe crest presents with a reinforced digital loop, and addresses hammertoe conditions, hard skin and corns. The reinforcement of the loop consists of an elastic fabric woven within the silicone for added strength and durability. Available in right and left

Toe Stretcher

Hmmaer Toes

Whether you struggle with hammertoes, Morton’s neuroma, bunions or the ravages of time have simply worn down the elasticity in your foot muscles and ligaments we recommend a daily dose of toe stretches. Simply slide the soft, flexible, medical grade gel Toe Stretchers between your toes and feel the relief (great in the bath or foot spa too). Includes travel bag.

Achilles Heel Pad

Once you feel the fit of this super-soft, protective gel heel pad, you may not want to take it off. The toeless sleeve moulds to the foot, securing the polymer gel pad at the Achilles tendon to absorb pressure and friction.