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No matter what your golf score, about 42% of all your strokes are taken with a putter. That is a sobering statistic. While golfers spend hours reading reviews and discussing the various aspects of the new high tech woods and irons, in some cases their putter was probably a gift or won at a golf outing. Many golfers choose a putter based on the intangible “feel”. At best, the selection criteria probably wasn’t remotely close to the effort expended selecting the remaining clubs. The long putter is like a grandfather clock. The pendulum like swing forces the wrists to stay locked and send the putt in its intended direction.

The bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons of your feet normally are well-balanced to distribute your body’s weight while standing, walking and running. When the first and second joints of your toes experience the prolonged stress that develops when the muscles that control them fail to work together properly, the pressure on the tendons that support them can lead to the curling or contraction known as hammertoe. Since the arched bending of hammertoe often causes the toe to rub against the top of the shoe’s toe box and against the sole, painful corns and calluses develop on the toes.mallet toe deformity

Stroke can have various effects on the body. A stroke can even curl your toes. Some common effects of the stroke include claw toe and hammertoes. Hammertoes or claw toes are caused by an imbalance of muscles in the feet and toes. The muscles in the foot are stronger than those in the toes. Patients may also develop blisters on the affected toes and calluses on the ball of the foot. The Heart and Stroke Foundation suggests that stroke patients check their feet daily for cracks, blisters, sores, swelling or changes in skin color. Inspecting his own feet would be an impossible contortionistic feat.

Blade putters have a thin head that ranges somewhere between 1/2 inch and 2 inches thick. Some blade putters are designed to resemble traditional putters, and have a uniform piece of metal forming the blade. More modern blade putters have design features like perimeter weighting biased toward the toe and heel, thus better balancing the club. Aesthetically, they have a simple design and a professional look. Mallet Putter Design Hammertoes are not caused by ill-fitting shoes or sustained wearing of high heels. Hammer toes form when there is an imbalance in the tendons that move the toe. The primary causes of hammertoe are extensor substitution and flexor substitution.mallet toe splint

All three surgeries are same-day surgeries. With the tendon transfer, and the digital arthroplasty, recovery time is about two weeks. The digital arthrodesis procedure will take six to eight weeks, before a shoe can be worn. The foot will be in the healing process for the next year. Even though the toes are straightened, there is no guarantee that the toes will stay that way. Many times the Hammer toe will come back. In some cases with bone removal, the bone will regrow. There you go folks, a lot of information about hammer toe. Believe it or not I pared it down. Thanks for reading PJ Harris, LMP