Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Foot Doctor Houghton, MI
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Houghton, MI 49931 US
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
March 22, 2016
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What is a Hammertoe? In this week's program, Dr. Reminga answers this question and... SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT. A hammertoe is a bending of the toe at the first joint, called the proximal interphalangeal joint. This bending causes the toe to appear like an upside-down "V" or... a hammer when looked at from the side. When forced into this position long enough, the tendons of the toe shrink, and the toe stiffens into a hammer-like shape. Any toe can be involved, however, the condition usually affects the second through fifth toes, with the second toe being the most common. Unless treated, this is a permanent condition. Dr. Reminga answers questions like... Who gets hammertoes? Can Hammer toes be hereditary? Can children have hammer toes? What are the symptoms of a hammertoe? And... How is a hammertoe treated? Dr. Reminga answers all of these questions and make a special reference to the diabetic patient as well. Listen... and discover what you may not have known about hammertoes.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.

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