Hammer Toe

What causes hammer toe?

Hammer toe refers to a deformity of the toes wherein the toe is bent in the middle, making it resemble a hammer. This painful condition can be the result of wearing shoes that aggravate your feet, or anything that applies pressure to the toes and makes the muscles and joints tighten.

The most difficult part of dealing with a foot injury is the one step forward, two steps back nature of the healing process. Rest is essential for any injury to heal, but for many people, it isn’t realistic to take an extended amount of time off of your feet. Walking around during the day puts pressure on the injury and keeps it inflamed, which can result in a slower healing process.

The good news is that it is possible to heal from hammer toe without having surgery. Avoiding any footwear or orthotics that puts pressure onto your foot, or that causes discomfort, is often the first step on the road to recovery. If you notice that a particular pair of shoes makes you change your gait, or the way you walk naturally, or if it causes any discomfort, that may indicate that those shoes aren’t necessarily the healthiest for your feet.

Heal hammer toe for good

The best solution out there to heal hammer toe is to use King Brand Healthcare Products. The BFST is a FDA-approved medical device that uses electromagnetic energy to increase blood flow in the area that you treat, which heals the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. By using it 3-4 times daily, you can recover from hammer toe without surgery.