Hammer, Claw, and Mallet Toes (cont.)
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The symptoms of hammer, claw, and mallet toes are deformity of the toe, pain, and difficulty fitting into shoes. These toe joint deformities are usually easy to see by looking at the toes and comparing them to pictures of these deformities.
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Hammer and mallet toes usually occur in your longest toe. This is usually your second toe, next to the big toe. Claw toe usually affects the lesser toes (those other than the big toe) at the same time. Mallet and claw toes may cause deformed toenails.
Hammer, claw, and mallet toes usually develop slowly, over years.
Pain, sores, calluses, or corns may occur at the:
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