When wearing your Toe Tamer, check your toes periodically to ensure good circulation. If you have diabetes or poor circulation, consult a doctor before using.
How to create the right tension — After the Toe Tamer loop(s) is placed over your toe(s), be sure to pull the Toe Tamer firmly under the foot before the straps are attached at the top. The heel strap should be tight enough to create a gentle pull on the toe(s).
How to prolong the life of your Toe Tamer — After a while, the Velcro® tabs on the side straps and heel strap can lose their "stickiness." To avoid this, once you have achieved a desirable position for the side Velcro tab and heel strap, keep them attached and just slip the heel strap down over your heel and pull the toe loop(s) off to remove your Toe Tamer. To put it back on, simply slip your foot through the attached sides, put your toe(s) through the loop(s) and pull up the heel strap!
How to clean your Toe Tamer — You can periodically wash your Toe Tamer in warm water, with little or no soap. Soap can leave a film on the hoop material making it harder to attach the Velcro tabs. If odor is a problem, sprinkle a little odor-removing foot powder in the inside of the Toe Tamer.
What is a hammertoe? It's a foot deformity where there's an abnormal bend in the middle joint of a toe. It usually occurs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th toes.
What causes a hammertoe? A hammertoe can form when there is an imbalance in the muscles, tendons or ligaments that normally hold the toe straight. The type of shoes you wear (beware super high heels!), your foot structure, trauma and certain diseases can contribute to the development of a hammertoe.
How does the Toe Tamer help correct a hammertoe? When the toe loop from the Toe Tamer is placed over the bent toe joint and the straps are attached, the resulting tension can help straighten the toe and better align it with the other toes on the foot. NOTE: a Toe Tamer is designed for non-rigid hammertoe correction.
What other toe deformities can a Toe Tamer help? The Toe Tamer can help pull down and align floating or flail toes, which are toes that stick up in the air. This is caused by toe joints that are unstable and too loose or too tight. Floating toes can become crossover toes where one toe crosses over another toe, which can be painful and uncomfortable, (our founder knows this from personal experience!).
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