The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
Dear Dr. Motola:
I am 62 years old. In August of 2007 I had PVP surgery after suffering for 9 years with symtoms of an enlarged prostate . The operation was successful. My stream is strong and I get up only once at night to urinate. I got my life back. I don't have "urgency" issues and kayak, travel and basically enjoy life. I experienced many of the common post-op complications, including the need for catheterization several days after surgery, passing blood clots and intense burning while urinating. After 6 months everything was fine, except for one lingering problem. I experienced a burning sensation after ejaculation. I returned to my doctor for some answers and he was baffled. The burning ranges from very intense to very mild. Now, 14 months after the surgery, I still have this lingering problem and no answers. Can anyone help?
Burning on ejaculation may be associated with prostatitis . Cultures of the semen may have some benefit in trying to determine the cau...
Full Question: My mother in law, 87 years old, never had migraines has developed a symptom that makes me wonder. She says she has an extremely tender spot at the back of her head that burns and is very painful. She has been concerned and hurt enough to get a MRI and CT scan done, which isn't like her at all. I'm wondering if it could be a symptom of a migraine without the headache.
Teri told me there could be symptoms like that without the headache and that popped in my mind as soon as my MIL told me she was suffering terrible with this. I asked her if it felt like someone had pulled her hair really hard for a long time and she said yes. The MRI and CT scan showed absolutely nothing. Sounds like a nerve problem to me but remembering what Teri had said I wanted to ask the Clinician if it could be this. Thank you, Cynthia.
The question is an interesting one as elders sometimes will have head pain without headaches per se. Certainl...
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