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As you’re looking down at your hammertoes and asking if anyone else could possibly be blessed with such ugly feet – wonder no more – as even celebrities have hammertoes. Yes, it’s true, even those professional photographer touchups, which hide the wrinkles and the pounds, can’t straighten out hammertoes.
A hammer toe (contracted toe) is a deformity in the foot where the toes are bent, resembling a hammer. Baring an injury, this deformity starts off as a mal-position in the toe joint (which can be straightened by hand). In time it can become fused together in a bent (contracted) position.
When the toes are in this contracted position, the long flexor muscles (under the toes) are put on slack (they lose their tension). In time, they will automatically tighten up to regain that tension. Once these muscles have tightened up, they will hold the toes in a hammer toe position.
Commonly, orthopedic doctors feel that hammer toes are due to poor fitting shoes (shoes that are too short and narrow for the foot) that force the toes into a bent position. But while it certainly is true that our great grandparents (who wore ‘hand-me-down’ shoes from their older siblings) wore shoes that were too short and tight, how often do we see this in present time? Surely, there must be another reason why people develop hammer toes.
The Relationship Between Hammer Toes & Chronic Pain
The condition of hammer toes starts with abnormal pronation (in the feet). Abnormal pronation creates the “loose bag of bones” syndrome; in which the joints are hyper mobile in the forefoot. In order to stabilize the joint hypermobility, the toes contract and hammertoes are formed.
The most common cause of abnormal pronation leading to the “loose bag of bones” syndrome is an inherited, abnormal foot structure – either the Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
If you have hammer toes, this suggests that you were born with one of these two abnormal foot structures.
Hammer toes are one of the three most common symptoms I see in the foot (the other two are bunions and plantar fasciitis) . All three of these symptoms are associated with chronic muscle and joint pain throughout the entire body.
In other words, hammer toes are just another chronic pain symptom that can be traced back to having an abnormal foot structure.
So what does the above information on hammer toes have to do with celebrities who have hammer toes? I guess not much. But if this catchy title aroused your curiosity enough to delve into this article and learn something new about your own hammer toes, then this is good. And you must admit – ‘Even Celebrities have Hammer Toes’- is a great title for an otherwise technical article.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
To find out if you may have one of two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here. http://www.curingchronicpain.com/schedule-an-initial-phone-consultation
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain