Toe deformities are a common condition that Podiatrists treat and we at Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads have many products that can help. Some of the better-known toe conditions that result in a crooked or bent toe are hammertoe, bunion and claw toe. In most cases, a toe moving out of its normal position is the result of a biomechanical malfunction such as a muscle tendon imbalance. This can be a hereditary condition or the result of an injury or a joint disease. Wearing shoes that don’t fit properly can make toe issues worse.
Footwear, however, is a problem regardless when it comes to crooked toes. Shoes are not designed to accommodate toes that are bent or out of place. Patients with these disorders find they also experience secondary pain and discomfort from the friction and pressure caused by a shoe on the deformed toe.
Below are some products that can help straighten toes and relieve pain:
Budin Splints—constructed of sturdy yet comfortable foam and elastic materials, a Budin Splint gently straightens a bent toe, allowing it to lie straight. This stops the friction on the top and tip of the toe and relieves pain from blisters and corns. We offer Budin Splints for one, two or three toes. This product allows patients to bear weight normally and can help prevent hammertoes from getting worse. Budin Splints are latex free.
Toe Separators—for toes that are pressing up against each other and trying to overlap, we have soft foam separators that compress easily and slip between your toes to cushion sore spots. Toe Separators prevent toes from rubbing against one another.
Triple Toe Gel Crest Pad—this comfortable pad made of soft, stretchy premier gel can hold 3 toes in place and prevent them from overlapping. Worn with the toe crest under the toes, it lifts up the tips of the toes to straighten and align them properly. Worn with the toe crest on top of the toes, it can hold 3 toes down and keep them straight. When used this way, it also can provide a protective barrier between the toes and the shoe.