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Toe joint deformities, such as
hammer, claw, and mallet toes, may be fixed or
flexible. In a fixed deformity, the toe joint cannot move normally. In a
flexible deformity, some movement is possible. You may be able to move your toe
with your hand but not be able to move it by itself, as you normally would. A
flexible deformity may become fixed over time. You may be able to delay or prevent this with treatment.
Whether your deformity is fixed or flexible can also affect treatment
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerGavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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