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Claw or hammer toes
It is a common disease affecting essentially women.
Wearing shoes with heels too high and a forefoot too tight has a big responsibility in this biomechanical disorder of the foot.
It is a distortion of the toe in claw shape due to a muscle-tendon retraction.
It concerns mostly the second, the third and fourth toe.
This retraction of the toes causes painful conflicts inside the shoe on the prominent areas over the inter phalangeal joints and sometimes also on the extremities of the toes. These areas of friction will help privilege the appearance of callus and the pains that accompany them. (If suffering from diabetes ask a pedicure specialist to monitor the callus or calluses).
In order to stop the evolution of the claw toe and avoid the deformations of the joints, you should react upon first visible signs of deformation or upon first appearance of pains.
Support Retro Median Capital (SRMC) of the insoles METASTAR will press on the tendons to relax and help the extension of the toes. Once the points of friction are eliminated the pain will disappear.
Priority should be given to shoes made of soft leather which offer wideness and volume to the forefoot as well as heels of about 2 cm high.