The hammertoes of the feet: how they affect our health?

01 Oct 2013

Hammertoes are one of the most common reasons why patients go to a podiatrist. Fact is that this condition creates a lot of trouble, which in major cases, may even difficult to perform many of the day-to-day activities.

This malformation causes our fingers instead of being straight acquire a downward curve, giving the appearance of a claw. It usually presents in the second toe, but may also affect other fingers and in some cases the entire foot.

Hammertoes may be present from birth or generated over time due to bad habits. They are just more common in women than in men for a clear reason: the wrong shoe choice.

Choose comfortable shoes is essential to the health of our feet, those who choose very narrow shoes, wearing heels excessively or use footwear that remains a bit tight, often have this pathology, because the tendon and the muscles of the finger constantly being cramped eventually become shorter and acquire this particular form.

When we suffer from hammertoe first thing we noticed is the inability to move the affected fingers, before attempts are very painful. Over time, and if not properly treated and used shoes for sensitive feet, you may experience pain and discomfort when walking, which certainly can interfere with daily tasks.

In addition is also common the formation of corns and calluses on the fingers affected, which further increases the discomfort. To alleviate the hammertoes a suggestion is to visit a podiatrist for a detailed review of the feet, wear comfortable shoes and good quality that allow the foot to be comfortable in the last, and incorporate to the shoes special orthopedic insoles to decrease the inconvenience caused by this condition.

Stretching exercises and strengtheners for fingers are also recommended alternatives to relieve discomfort caused by hammertoes.
In Alviflex invite you to use comfortable and quality footwear to avoid discomfort and take care thus the delicate health of your feet.

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