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While hammer toes aren't always easy to fix, they are typically easy to spot. A hammer toe causes the middle part of your toe to bend upward and the end of your toe to flex downward, creating a shape that vaguely resembles a hammer—hence the name. It often develops on the second, third, or fourth toe, and there is frequently a callus or corn on top of the affected joint because of the way it rubs against your shoe. While most hammer toes occur on adult feet, they can sometimes affect children as well. They may cause pain or discomfort when you walk. Over-the-counter toe splints and other devices, such as the TruOrigin Hammer Toe Straightener, are easily available and are helpful for reducing shoe friction, which can lead to pain. 
 
TruoOrigin hammer toe crest offers consistent support for forefoot aches that stretch to the tips of the toes. Relieve uncomfortable sore areas by bracing your claw toe, hammer toe, mallet toe, and other similar foot issues with high-quality orthotic gel support. We understand how hard it is to find the right product for your foot, that’s why we only offer verified orthotics that are proven to support your foot injuries the correct way. When wearing our soft hammer toe straightener 3 loop, you will assist your foot in healing, strengthening and re-aligning your hammer toe, overlapping toe, bent toe, or another related foot issue. Without properly guided medical treatment from a podiatrist, orthopedic surgeon, or without using normally recommend orthopedic foot care products you could be injuring your foot structure by allowing your feet to heal in an unnatural position.
 
REHABILITATION: Typically 5-8 weeks and multiple hours a day to heal mallet toes, hammer toes, bent toes, claw toes and other similar foot injuries. The healing time depends on the wearing consistency, your foots healing period, and how traumatic the foot issue is that’s being repaired. Pre-existing foot injuries or foot deformities that are severe and complicated might never completely heal or be fully corrected. However, this foot product will assist in straightening and repairing your feet.
 
INSTRUCTIONS: Lightly stretch the hammer toe straightener over your injured toes, slightly position the hammer toe straightener over the injured area until it’s securely placed. Do not overstretch, this will cause the product to tear.
 
MAINTENANCE: To clean your hammer toe straightener wash it with soap & water. Dry completely before wearing, if the soft gel becomes sticky then lightly apply cornstarch or powder.
 
 
I personally have not been affected by hammer toe, but I do know some people who have. While I'm unable to say how well it helps for that purpose, I can say that the TruOrigin Hammer Toe Straightener is very easy to use and surprisingly comfortable. The material is soft and 'squishy' so it doesn't irritate my skin and honestly, it could work to use on you your fingers as well. I was able to put on the toe straightener and still wear my regular shoes and flip flops without any interference from the straightener. While it may not be ideal to wear with flip flops for appearance purposes, the point is that it still can be done. Same with wearing with sneakers. I was able to put on my socks and shoes (with the toe straightener on) and wear them comfortably. Of course, it did feel a little odd and takes getting used to, but definitely hurt or feel uncomfortable to me.
 
Please note, do not wear while sleeping or resting. Discontinue use if bruising, discomfort, discoloration, numbness, irritation, or pain occurs with repeated use. If skin chafing occurs apply padding or lubrication to prevent irritation. If symptoms continue, contact your foot doctor. Keep out of direct sunlight and UV exposure, this will cause discoloration. Keep out of reach from children and pets.
 
Overall, I feel like the TruOrigin Hammer Toe Straightener is a great resource for those with arthritic pain, hammer toes, overlapping toes, underlapping toes, claw toe, crooked toes, joint pain, mallet toes, pressure points, and realignment to try. You never know, it may be just what you need to help relieve some of that pain.