Hammer Toe | Prevention

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How can I prevent hammer toe?

Avoid wearing shoes that are narrow or don’t fit well. Also, don’t wear heels higher than 2 inches. Instead, choose shoes with a wide toe box that give you ½ inch between the end of your longest toe and the inside tip of the shoe.

Check often to make sure your child’s shoes fit, especially when he or she is having a growth spurt.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 11/09

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