Non-operative Claw and Hammer Toe Treatments

 Proper footwear is perhaps the most important consideration in the treatment of claw and hammer toes. The proper shoe should provide an adequate toe area to accommodate the claw toes. Select a shoe with a high, broad toe box that provides enough room in the front area to reduce friction against the toes.

Other treatment options include purchasing foot products specifically designed to relieve claw toes, such as hammer toe splints and toe crests. These are designed to help hold down the deformed toes and provide much needed relief to the foot. Silicone toe caps and gel toe shields are also recommended to help eliminate friction between the toe and shoe, while providing lubrication and comfort.

Surgery to remove a portion of the bone joint is also often successful in correcting these deformities.

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