Listed below are some options for relief of hammertoes:

  • Perform toe exercises and stretches
  • Apply an over-the-counter, non-medicated hammertoe pad around the bend in the toe to decrease pressure on the area
  • Wear shoes with a deep toe box
  • Apply ice packs several times a day to swollen, painful hammertoes
  • Avoid shoes with heels more than 2 inches tall
  • Avoid wearing shoes that are tight and narrow
  • Wear loose fitting shoes to help make walking easier until you can get to a doctor

If your pain persists, please see a doctor.  See our menu for Non-Surgical Treatment  and Surgical Treatment Options.