Health and Wellness

Cramped Toes Now May Lead to Hammertoe Later

Posted by Oladapo Alade, M.D. on Apr 13, 2019 8:44:00 AM

“Beauty is pain.” How many of you have heard this? First, that’s crazy – don’t promulgate that myth. Second, causing yourself pain to wear a style that may look cute isn’t only silly; it can do long-term damage. One fashion item notoriously responsible for both immediate pain and damage in the long run are shoes. Do they cramp your toes? If so, you may be setting the stage for hammertoe, a common, painful deformity of the second, third, or fourth toe,  often the result of wearing narrow shows with little or no arch support. 

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Topics: what causes hammertoe, hammertoe, hammertoe orthopedic care in houston, how is hammertoe treated, how can I prevent hammertoe

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