from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A toe, usually the second, that is permanently flexed downward, resulting in a clawlike shape.
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- n. A medical condition where a toe is permanently bent down.
- n. A toe suffering from such condition.
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- n. a deformed toe which is bent in a clawlike arch
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The higher the heel, the more pressure is placed on the forefoot and the likelier you are to develop a bunion, hammertoe, pinched nerve, corn, or callus.
The higher the heel, the more pressure is placed on the forefoot, the higher the likelihood of developing a bunion, hammertoe, neuroma, corn, or callus.
But trimming a long toe can prevent it from becoming a hammertoe, in which the toe buckles up at the joint, often creating painful corns on top and displacing the fat pad underneath.
Rosa Elisabetta of the hammertoe, Rosa Elisabetta of the corns.
Pointy toes pinch, causing painful hammertoe and blisters.
"If someone has a hammertoe, the toes are curled up as a result of wearing high-heeled shoes," Garten said.
Youner, a podiatrist in Midtown, said her patients' high heels led to broken feet, bunions, hammertoe and inflamed nerves - but no headaches.
A hammertoe is when a toe becomes curled up like a claw.
Bunions, hammertoe and other foot problems and deformities
I’ve got a hammertoe, Doc, and could you remove an ingrown toenail for me?