HAMMER TOE

What is a Hammer Toe?

Foot and Ankle Specialists define a hammer toe as a specific deformity in the second, third or fourth toes. With a hammer toe, the toe will bend upwards and curl downwards to look like a hammer. Early in the condition, patients will still retain the ability to bend the toe. However, patients will require surgery to regain movement of the toe if left untreated for too long.