FINGERS OF HAMMER
FINGERS OF HAMMER
also known as
in claw or
in mallet, are
deformity in which one or more toes are flexionan and bent acquiring the appearance of
always affects the second
, although also they can be seen affected others, with which smallest they bend and they tighten to
other causing serious
when walking and continuous and very annoying colors.
Due to curvature of
that it appears an eye of fish in the prominent part of the flexion, that causes intense pain when pressing the nerve, which happens to the use of any shoe.
can begin from the
and can be caused by some hereditary abnormality in the alignment of the bones of metatarso and the excessive extension of the joint.
Nevertheless, also it can appear in the adult age and is caused
always because the footwear does not fit of correct way. This
is more frequent in people than they use high heels, since the
is distributed of irregular form between the
also can appear as
result of the
deterioration that happens for example in neurological cases of
, accidents cerebrovasculares, upheavals like ataxia of Friedreich, by the shortening of the heel of Aquilles or by
weakness of previous the tibial
, whose sinews cross the back of the foot. In many cases, this
is associated with calluses,
eyes of fish
that is recognized easily, can mainly be dealt using the correct shoe and with medicines injected like lidocaína or cortisone in some cases. The use of special groups of designed
or metal for
person alleviates to the pressure of the
as well as the patches or cushions of foam of látex, fustán or skin of lamb.
surgery is necessary, that it is made in the medical doctor's office and with local anesthesia. This procedure is carried out to cut the sinews and to
to the soft weave when relaxing the
. When the sinews heal the ends return to be united and they are extended, which allows that they make his
to stretch and to contract the
form. In very extreme cases
fragment of bone of metatarso can only be extirpated,
in any case, it is important that this surgery makes
experience in this type of cases.
In order to prevent the
, he is recommendable:
To use shoes that fit well and to consider that the feet grow with the age, reason why is necessary to
them as soon as it feels that they tighten
To buy shoes during afternoon, when the feet are
little swollen by the work during the
To avoid the use of high and pointed heels every day.
To walk barefoot the greater possible time.
To use shoes with strap in case of suffering
, not to press more of the due thing.
IMPORTANT the content of this note is informative and it does not replace the medical diagnosis, reason why we do not become people in
by its use.