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Hammer toes

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Apr 2, 2019 | Replies (32)

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@jamienolson

Hi @pjss48, are you thinking of having surgery? What does your primary care physician say to do about it? I found some information on prevention from the Mayo Clinic website that may be of interest to you-

Prevention
You can avoid many foot, heel and ankle problems with shoes that fit properly. Here's what to look for when buying shoes:
•Adequate toe room. Avoid shoes with pointed toes.
•Low heels. Avoiding high heels will help you avoid back problems.
•Adjustability. Laced or strapped shoes are roomier and adjustable.

These additional tips can help you buy the right shoes:
•Buy shoes at the end of the day. Your feet swell throughout the day.
•Check your size. As you age, your shoe size might change — especially the width. Measure both feet and buy for the larger foot.
•Buy shoes that fit. Be sure shoes are comfortable before you buy them. If necessary, a shoe repair store might be able to stretch shoes in tight spots, but it's better to buy them to fit.

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Thanks the advice is very helpful

@quiteachiver76 : THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT INTO WHAT SHOES ARE BEST FOR HAMMER TOES. I HAVE SPOKEN TO MY SPECIALIST AND I AM GOING AHEAD WITH SURGERY FOR MINE. THEY ARE TO SQUSHED AND WALKING ON THE BENT TOES