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What causes hammer toes and does gout have anything to do with it

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 9 years ago.

Hello,

The most common cause of hammer toes is an imbalance between the muscles and the tendons of the toes causing the ends to turn under. This is often made worse by wearing shoes that are too small. Gout, which is a type of arthritis, does not cause hammer toes.

http://www.footphysicians.com/footankleinfo/hammertoes.htm

 

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