Hammer & Claw Toes

DIgital contracture is a natural process of aging. As ligament tissue elongate over time there is less control over the toe alignment and function. It is not uncommon for individual toes on the same foot to start taking on different appearances and alignments. Generally patients can live with these abnormalities until the condition remains flexible. However, over time the toes will become rigid and the toe will start to suffer from ground, shoe, and adjacent toe presures. 

Mechanical skin lesions can develop on the toes.