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Hammer Toes and Corns

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Wheezylh, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Wheezylh

    Wheezylh New Member

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    If I had my hammertoes corrected right foot in 1995 and left foot in 1999 why did the hammer toes and corns return?
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    Movement at any joint is controlled by muscles which have opposing directional functions which, at rest, normally balance each other. Hammertoes are caused by an imbalance in the pull of the extensor and flexor muscles of the affected toe. Surgery to correct a hammertoe should address this, and although the strength of the muscles themselves are not altered, their effective pull is mitigated by surgery to the tendons and/or the bones involved. It is not common for a properly corrected hammer to to recur unless, as in the case of certain spastic neurologic condition or progressive joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis the dynamics of the continuing problems over-ride the correction.
  3. Wheezylh

    Wheezylh New Member

    Thank you, I will now go and visit the foot doctor and have the repairs done again

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