Description Another common digital deformity is contracture of the toes in the formation of hammertoes and mallet toes. Hammertoes are described in depth in another article. Mallet toes are a result of contracture of the last joint in the toe. In the pediatric population it is often flexible and not painful. Over time the deformity becomes rigid and a callous may form on the skin overlying the joint at the end of the toe. Additionally the toenail may become thickened and deformed form the repetitive jamming of the toe while walking. The deformity usually involves one or two toes, with the second toe most commonly affected. The 2-Ball line of putters has succeeded largely because it is so deadly at helping golfers align the putter face square to the target line. Two "balls" on the top of the clubhead align with the ball sitting on the green to create a "three-ball" alignment system that both puts the ball in the center of the clubface and provides a very strong visual clue as to where in the heck the ball is going to head if struck. Toe nail fungus is a fungal infection that is basically a plant, the spores live in damp places such as your nail bed and spread very quickly. In addition to arthritis, other diseases can cause mallet toe and hammertoes. Or, at least, the condition is more common in people that have diseases like diabetes. A stroke can be a contributing factor. Joint changes are classic symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. If none of the above causes seem to apply, then you are not wearing friendly shoes. You need to face that fact, before you proceed. Our feet should be cared for in the same way that we care for the rest of our bodies. Fashion designers have made it difficult for people, especially women, to stand and walk in comfort. Wood golf clubs are the longest clubs with large, bulbous heads designed to hit the long shots. Use your woods when you are 175 yards or more away from the green. Use the iron clubs when you are less than 200 yards away from the green. Available in numerous varieties from the low-numbered clubs to high numbered clubs. The putter is used on the green and gives you an extra edge i.e. sends the ball into the hole. Comes in many styles of blade, short, belly, long, bent, heel- toe , mallet , and so on. The big toe, called the Hallux, is made up of two small bones called phalanges. Hallux Hammer Toe presents as a cocking up of the big toe at the joint between these two small bones. It is caused by a variety of conditions and is commonly seen in patients after they have suffered a stroke. Resulting muscle weakness or muscle imbalance in the muscles of the lower leg can result in the formation of Hallux hammertoe. A hammer toe bends down toward the floor at the middle toe joint. This causes the middle toe joint to rise up. It usually affects the second toe. Hammer toes often occur with bunions Symptoms of mallet toe can include the obvious mallet-shaped deformity of the toe, changes in gait and balance, redness and swelling on and around the toe, corns, calluses, infection, and ulcers in patients with diabetes who have decreased feeling in the foot. Hammer, claw, and mallet toes are toes that do not have the right shape. They may look odd or may hurt, or both. The muscles that control your toes get out of balance and cause the toe to bend into an odd position at one or more joints. These toe problems almost always happen in the four smaller toes, not the big toe. The elevator news seemed anti-climactic but the Channel 7 News Team from City Line Avenue had their hands full soon enough. The fire was nearly out but things were escalating in the dungeon of the old building. Nobody knew the nature of the problem but it was big. It smelled pretty bad too. Flashes from news cameras grew as news reporters, hungry for news, circled Oscar and planned their attack and when the feeding frenzy would commence. Who were these super heroes "Stanley Mallet" and "Mighty Max"? Everybody wondered. The media sensed a juicy story here and knew they had their follow-up story for the evening news in the bag. All shoes should be placed on the underside of insole can help pain relief. If you have a toe bone pain or wear high heels to stand a long time, it should be placed on the metatarsal silicone insoles. This looks like a flat tree insole gel pad, provide a good buffer to absorb the shock of foot to face the impact.Thicker heel is to obtain a better balance; body weight in the foot by dispersing the pressure on the distribution of pressure is more balanced. Alternating high heels of different heights can help reduce the pain caused by Achilles tendon problems.