Health Tip: The Pain of a Hammertoe

Tight shoes can aggravate the condition

(HealthDay News) -- A hammertoe, one that's curled due to a bend in the middle joint of the toe, can cause pain and pressure, especially when wearing shoes.

A hammertoe can appear in any toe, although the second toe is most often affected, the Mayo Clinic says.

To treat the condition, a doctor may recommend wearing bigger, more comfortable shoes. Surgery may be needed if the toe becomes too swollen and inflexible.

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