A hammertoe is a toe with a joint forever permanently buckled. It might be adaptable or solid, and may happen on any toe. Hammertoes happen when variations from the norm in the capacity of the foot cause ligaments to fix. This outcomes in the toe’s joints bowing, positioning the toe upward.

Soreness from hammertoes typically happens when shoes rub on the upper part of the toe. The outcome is aggravation and potentially corns, calluses or ulceration.