Hammer toes...Got them?

MarciKS

Senior Fruitcake
Location
my apartment
I hate anything feet related but, I think this is a good subject to broach. I have 4 hammer toes that have been getting worse with time. The two toes on the end of each foot. The pinky and the one next to it. It's to the point I'm walking on the toenail and it's pretty painful. So I got on Amazon and went shopping for a straightener. I found some. They were not the cheapest but, the reviews were good and after a few days of getting them broke in I'm able to wear them a little longer. I think they were like around $15. You get 2 pairs.

Here's what they look like...
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MarciKS

Senior Fruitcake
Location
my apartment
Original Poster
They are pretty comfortable but they still make your feet hurt a little as they correct. If you are prone to falling I would definitely suggest wearing them with socks. They are a soft silicone but they have straightened my toes enough with them on to make my toes quit hurting and there's lots of holes for breathing. You put them on like the end of a sock with separate toes. I'd show you but I don't like posting feet pics.

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Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
I never heard or even seen such a thing prior to your post, but am glad someone makes such a thing for those like yourself, and happy to know the device is working.

Does it eventually permanently correct hammer toes, or does the device need to be worn for life?
 

MarciKS

Senior Fruitcake
Location
my apartment
Original Poster
I never heard or even seen such a thing prior to your post, but am glad someone makes such a thing for those like yourself, and happy to know the device is working.

Does it eventually permanently correct hammer toes, or does the device need to be worn for life?
I have no idea. It's supposed to help correct them which leads me to think that eventually they will move straight but I have no idea if that's doable. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
 

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
They are pretty comfortable but they still make your feet hurt a little as they correct. If you are prone to falling I would definitely suggest wearing them with socks. They are a soft silicone but they have straightened my toes enough with them on to make my toes quit hurting and there's lots of holes for breathing. You put them on like the end of a sock with separate toes. I'd show you but I don't like posting feet pics.

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ROFLMAO! I've seen lots of naked feet before. :)

My husband had a prostate exam a number of years ago, and when that part of his medical appointment arose, dear husband said to the doctor, this appointment is now done, no one is inspecting my bottom, and the doctor replied in a lighthearted way... everybody has one, meaning, everyone has a bottom.
 

911

Senior Member
Location
USA
I had one hammer toe last summer. I had it surgically repaired in October. I was only off of my feet for 24 hours. Everything worked out fine.
 

911

Senior Member
Location
USA
how much does something like that run?
I have no idea. Medicare and my supplement paid the bill, which I never saw. It was a very easy operation. I was in twilight, but mostly awake, just not real alert. I thought that I would wake up with some huge bandage on, but I only had a gauze pad and a piece of tape over my toe. Doc told me to leave it for a day and then just put a Band-Aid over it. I was able to take it off to shower.

I’m sure that your foot doctor could tell you the costs before you decide.

Before having it repaired, I had pain
 

Ronni

The motormouth ;)
Location
Nashville TN
One of my roommates years ago had the problem. She’d had it most of her adult life On both feet and it got progressively worse over the years

Her doctor told her that they’re flexible to begin with but if the muscles and ligament issues that cause them aren’t exercised and treated promptly they will likely become fixed and require surgery to correct them.
 

gennie

Senior Member
Location
USA
See a Podiatrist. I had two extremely painful ones and the doctor fixed each with a ten minute process that required no 'twilight' time, no pain other than for a deadening shot, no recovery limitations, no pain since and immediate straight toes. He finished with a simple Bandade and I wore my regular shoes home.

It took two separate visits because Medicare would only cover one per visit. Six months later: no pain, straight toes.

As to cost, Medicare and my supplemental policy took care of all costs but even without insurance, there is no reason it should be expensive. It was an extremely simple procedure.
 

Aneeda72

Senior Member
I suppose it depends on what causes the situation with the toes. With mine it’s a problem with the foot, not the toe itself.

My daughter had several hammer toes and has had several surgeries and wears special shoes. Her feet, as well, have a problem, not her toes.

Strange.
 

chic

SF VIP
Location
U.S.
I have two hammertoes on one foot due to a fallen arch. I think I'll try yoga toes and see if those help. Best luck in your toe straightening sojourn.
 


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