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Both issues are caused by pressure or a muscle imbalance that creates a deformity in the toe, and they are often caused by wearing high heels or narrow shoes. The bend in the joint can worsen over time, and certain conditions like diabetes—or feet with either flat or unusually high arches—can also contribute to hammertoe and mallet toe.
Hammertoe can be painful, and it can be even more painful as you try to move your toes. Movement may also be more difficult in the affected joint. Some hammertoes remain flexible, while in the more severe cases of rigid hammertoe the digit may not move much at all. Rigid hammertoe occurs in patients with severe arthritis or those who let the issue go untreated, and at that point surgery may become necessary to relieve the pain.
In addition to the pain from the deformity itself, the awkward positioning can push your toe against your shoes to cause painful corns or calluses.
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