Hammer toes occur when the middle joint of the second, third, or fourth toes bends in an upward position, creating a claw-like or hammer look. Hammer toes are not a serious condition, but they can become quite painful, causing shooting pains and discomfort throughout your toes and feet, and soreness where the toe rubs the inside of the shoe. They can develop at any age, even adolescence.
Hammertoe Straightener by FootSmart. $6.99. A little pull to help your hammertoes straighten up. Stop enduring the pain of hammertoes and clawtoes with the help of this simple toe straightener. The strong elastic heel wraps around the back of the foot then goes under the foot to the toes for effective hammertoe treatment. Regular use helps to strengthen the forefoot muscle and alleviate calluses and other painful side effects of hammertoes.