Hammer toes can be very painful and uncomfortable, but the good news is that surgery is not always necessary to fix them. There are non-surgical methods that can help alleviate the pain and straighten the toes, allowing you to walk and move more comfortably.
One non-surgical treatment option for hammer toes is wearing orthotic devices, such as toe splints or toe straighteners, which can help to straighten the toes and relieve pressure on the affected joints. Physical therapy can also be beneficial in helping to strengthen the muscles in the foot and toe, which can help to straighten the toes and improve flexibility.
Another non-surgical option is making changes to your footwear. Wearing shoes with a wide toe box and low heels can help to reduce pressure on the toes and provide more space for the toes to straighten. Additionally, avoiding high heels and tight, narrow shoes can also help to prevent the condition from worsening.
In some cases, using non-surgical methods may not completely fix hammer toes, but they can help to alleviate the pain and improve the function of the toes, allowing you to continue with your normal activities without the need for surgery. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best treatment plan for your specific condition.
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