Hammer, Claw, and Mallet Toes (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
Your doctor will ask you questions about your symptoms and past health and do a physical exam to diagnose hammer, claw, and mallet toes. People rarely need tests, but your doctor may use an X-ray to assess the bone structure, especially if you are considering surgery.
Your doctor will ask questions about:
During the physical exam, your doctor will look at your foot:
If you are thinking about having surgery to correct your toe joint problem, you may need:
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