A hammertoe is a deformity of one or more joints in the second, third, fourth or fifth toe that forces it to bend abnormally into a position that resembles a hammer. A hammertoe is most often caused by a muscle/tendon imbalance caused by structural or neurological changes in the foot. They may start out gradually but get worse over time. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know how painful and uncomfortable this condition can be. We offer several products to help straighten a hammertoe and also to relieve pain caused by friction and pressure on the hammertoe caused by footwear.
Budin Splints—these sturdy yet comfortable foam and elastic splints gently straighten a hammertoe. When the toe is able to lie straight the pain is alleviated in the top and tip of the toe. The toe is thereby prevented from becoming worse and can bear weight normally. Our Budin Splints are available for one, two or three toes. They feature well-padded bottoms which will cushion the ball of the foot and give you extra comfort while standing. The cushions are washable and can be re-used multiple times.
Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—an alternative to the Budin Splints is this gel pad. It has three loops to hold three toes together and can be used either under the toes or on top of them to straighten toes and hold them in position. The soft, stretchy gel in the Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad is latex free and creates a barrier between the shoes and toes for added comfort and protection.
Wrap Straps—this simple, yet effective product allows for re-positioning of hammertoes (as well as overlapping or crooked toes). Just wrap the strap around the toes that need re-aligning and secure the Velcro at the appropriate tightness. The straps can be custom cut to the length that is optimal for your toes. The soft foam cushioning will relieve irritation and rubbing from shoes on the tops of the toes. Wrap Straps can be worn with nearly all socks and shoe types.
Hammertoe Cushion/Adjustable Gel Crest Pads – which is one of our most popular items, helps support toes which are bent due to hammertoes. These pads are washable, re-usable and available for both left and right toes. These pads can be used in all styles of footwear.
Gel Spreader with Loop – a comfortable gel toe spreader designed to spread, straighten, align and reduce friction between big toe and 2nd toe. It has a soft flexible hourglass- shaped gel toe spreader with a toe loop to help keep it in place. The gel spreader is applied on the bottom of the toe to help elevate toe to straighten toe/hammertoe and relieve pressure.
1 Toe Gel Crest Pad – these pads have multiple uses from preventing overlapping toes to elevating the tips of the toes to relieve pressure at distal tip. These comfortable Premier Gels have a soft stretchy gel loop that is reusable, washable and can be put over tops of toes to hold them down.
Lamb’s Wool – This new product provides natural, breathable air flow to reach affected areas along with additional cushioning that will help reduce pain between the toes.
In addition to hammertoes, we offer products to help alleviate the symptoms of many other chronic foot and ankle conditions. To see all products, view our online catalog or visit our Deerfield Beach store. You can also contact us for more information by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).