You may have hammer toes if the middle joint of your toe has buckled and is stuck in that position. Usually, it affects the toe next to the big or the little toe. It happens when the patient’s toe muscles become weak, and extra pressure is exerted on the tendon and joints. Claw toes and mallet toes are similar medical conditions. In the former, the middle and end joints bend. In the latter condition, the last joint bends and the skin near the toenail can develop painful corns. Foot doctors can treat you for such ailments at North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic. If required, you can opt for surgical procedures too.