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Hammer Toe

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by Lyons S

(Hammertoe)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your chance of getting hammer toe include:
  • Family history of hammer toe
  • Arthritis
  • Foot and ankle abnormalities
  • Frequent use of the inappropriate footwear:
    • Shoes that don't fit properly, for either an adult or child
    • High heels
    • Narrow-toed shoes
  • The foot having a high arch
  • Muscle weakness in the foot
  • Nerve damage in the foot
  • Injury to a toe
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org

American Podiatric Medical Association
http://www.apma.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Nurses Entrepreneurial Foot Care Association of Canada
http://www.nefca.ca

 

References


Hammer toe. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00160. Updated September 2012. Accessed March 25, 2013 .


Hammertoes. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Foot Health Facts website. Available at: http://www.foothealthfacts.org/footankleinfo/hammertoes.htm. Updated December 18, 2009. Accessed March 25, 2013.


Hammer toe. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated May 25, 2010. Accessed March 25, 2013 .

 

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