Saturday, October 16, 2010
Hammertoes: Help with Toe Crests
What is being demonstrated is a small toe crest for pain at the tip of a crooked hammertoe. They come in left and right with the thickest part under the toe closest to the big toe. Here Albert's pain is on the end of his fourth toe. The elastic band should be relatively loose around the 4th toe filling in the under surface of the toe area called the "sulcus". To keep the elastic band on loosely, a piece of scotch or paper tape attaching the band to the skin on the top of the foot can hold the elastic band in place. It should never feel like it is cutting off the circulation, or that the toe is throbbing. You can tell by the photos that it was perhaps too tight on Albert by the indentation it left on his skin.
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