Toefix Hammer Toe Corrective Sock.
Hammer toe most frequently results from muscle imbalance aggravated by wearing poorly-fitting shoes that force the toe into a bent position, such as excessively high heels or shoes that are too short or narrow for the foot. Having the toes bent for long periods of time can cause their muscles to shorten, resultingin the hammer toe deformity. It can also becaused by muscle, nerve, or joint damage resulting from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease or diabetes.
The main cause is intrinsic muscle degeneration.
The product works through mimicking the direction of intrinsic muscles pull, having a pivot at the metatarsal pad site and utilizing weight load bearing as a source of the corrective force during walking (a person performs 6000 steps a day on the average).
The corrective sock provides gradual correction of the deformity. Do not try to accelerate the process by applying more pressure than advised. This can impair treatment! The restraints are placed anew every day under slight tension which is increased slowly and gradually over the treatment period, allowing a gradual elongation of soft tissues.
The entire assembly should not cause any discomfort when worn properly. Numbness, impaired sensitivity, pallor or other change of color of the toe, cold sensation or ligature marks indicate that the restraints are fastened too tightly. For your own safety and effectiveness of the treatment the correct amount of pressure should be applied. Inspect your feet daily both before putting the product on and after taking it off, pay attention to any visible changes! If you suffer from any type of impaired sensitivity you should inspect your feet visually during the treatment time too.