Hammertoe and mallet toe are two common deformities that result from years of wearing poorly fitting shoes. The abnormal bend can cause foot pain when on your feet and create friction in your shoes that may result in blisters, corns and calluses. Early treatment may be the key to avoiding surgery for hammertoe correction.
Exploring Your Treatment Options
Correction of hammertoes and/or mallet toes may be achieved through a number of treatment methods, including:
- Wearing shoes that provide ample toe space
- Splinting bent toes to lie flat , stretching the tendons and ligaments
- Doing exercises to stretch and strengthen connective tissues in the toes
Conservative treatment methods are most successful when done at the first sign of toe deformity. If toes are continually pushed forward in a constricting toe box, tendons and ligaments may shorten, making the bend permanent. If toes can no longer be positioned to lie flat, surgery may be the only hammertoe correction option remaining.
Shoes for Hammertoe Treatment
To effectively facilitate hammertoe correction, shoes must allow toes to lie flat, even when pushed down and forward during the gait cycle. Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® has an extra wide toe box to provide the foot space needed for hammertoe correction. And Z-CoiL‘s patented technology and innovative design supports complete foot health to treat and prevent hammertoes.
Z-CoiLs provide significant impact reduction to diminish the stress forces delivered from the heel to the toes, minimizing the push forward into the toe box.
The forefoot rocker bottom speeds the foot through the toe-off stage of the gait cycle to minimize pressure put on toes.
All Z-CoiL shoes have a soft inside lining, which prevents friction between hammertoes and the shoe’s upper construction to prevent friction and sores caused by rubbing.
Listen to Your Feet
Hammertoes and mallet toes are typically the result of years of foot abuse—smashing toes into spaces that constrict their movement. Give your feet the treatment they deserve—shoes that provide the space and impact reduction that allows toes to return to their natural position.
Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear is available in a number of styles for men and women. Find the shoes that fit you, and contact us to order or find a Z-CoiL distributor near you. All Z-CoiL products come with a risk-free 30-day trial, so you’ve got nothing to lose but your foot pain!
Z-CoiL shoes provide the space needed to allow natural hammertoe correction.
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