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Do those crests you can buy for hammer toes help to straighten toes at least somewhat?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

They may hold the toes in a more straightened position while wearing the device.
This can sometimes make wearing shoes more comfortable. But, the toes will not straighten out on a psermanent basis. Dr. L.

In brief: Not really

They may hold the toes in a more straightened position while wearing the device.
This can sometimes make wearing shoes more comfortable. But, the toes will not straighten out on a psermanent basis. Dr. L.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: It depends

It depends on the location of the pathology.

In brief: It depends

It depends on the location of the pathology.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: No.

The padding and strapping and splinting for hammertoes are aimed at controlling the symptoms and pain.
They're not usually successful at permanently straightening the toe. Either a small tendon release or a more involved bony surgery is often necessary to fix the deformity completely.

In brief: No.

The padding and strapping and splinting for hammertoes are aimed at controlling the symptoms and pain.
They're not usually successful at permanently straightening the toe. Either a small tendon release or a more involved bony surgery is often necessary to fix the deformity completely.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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