Hammertoes and Claw Toes
Hammertoes and claw toes are two similar conditions involving the second, third, or fourth toes on the foot. In hammertoes, the toe is bent at the middle joint. In claw toes, both joints of the toe are bent.
The most obvious sign of these conditions is the bend in the joints of the toes. There can also be enlargement of the toes and joints, difficulty fitting into shoes, and corns and calluses on the top or end of the toes. In many cases, there is pain or discomfort caused by irritation and rubbing in shoes.