Hammertoes sometimes also known as claw toe or mallet toe can occur in the second, third, or fourth toe, though generally the second toe is most commonly affected. Women are the most frequent sufferers of hammertoes. In fact the American Orthopaedic, Foot and ankle Society says that women have about ninety percent of all surgeries for common problems in air max 2009, such as bunions and hammertoes. So what causes Hammertoes and how can they be best treated?
The symptoms of hammertoes are numerous and often painful. The tendons contract and joints become deformed as the toe is forced back by ill-fitting shoes. The toe(s) then assume a hook or claw like position and occasionally even cross over each other in an attempt to find space in the crowded nike air max shoe. Additionally, two further foot maladies can accompany hammertoes. A callus will usually then form under the metatarsal head and subsequently, a hard corn will form on top of the bend in the shoe where is is likely to rub against your shoe. Soft corns can also form between the toes where the skin is pinched. This is both disfiguring and painful!
Treatment & Prevention
As ever the golden rule is that prevention is better than cure wherever possible. It is therefore crucial that shoe wear be changed so as to promote increased foot comfort and health. If not, then it is likely at a later date surgery will become a distinct possibility. Foot health should never be sacrificed for the sake of following fashion. The following serious question should be asked what do I want ?surgery or shoes, surgery or shoe?
Hammertoes can be caused by shoes that are too short and tight, or shoes that are narrow and pointed. They can also be caused as a result of a bunion, which slants the nike air max 24-7 big toe towards and under the second toe, thus pushing the toe up and making it virtually useless. Some contracted toes are caused by muscle imbalance, birth defects, injury, or arthritis, but most are due to nike air max 2010 ill-fitting nike air max 2009 shoes.
If you have hammertoes then the proper shoe that should be worn, is one with a deep toe box aligned to a rounded shape like the toes with a soft air max 90 composition. It should be wider in the forefoot than the heel and higher in the toe box, not flat as most shoes.
Once again To prevent hammertoes it is essential cheap nike air max that you wear shoes that fit correctly! This is perhaps a simple instruction but truly one that your feet will be eternally grateful for!