|Hammertoes is a term used to describe toe deformity caused by a muscle imbalance in the foot. A hammertoe is the result of the flexor digitorum longus muscle contracting first and overpowering the smaller muscles in the foot. This causes the toe’s outer two joints to bend downward, resulting in hammertoe. While genetics plays a role in creating hammertoes (a flat foot predisposes this condition) failure to wear extra wide shoes and corrective footwear often aggravates the problem.
Hammertoes, if left untreated, can develop into a painful and permanent deformity. Often, the failure to use corrective shoes places additional pressure on the toes. This unnatural pressure serves to further aggravate the hammertoe deformity. Drew footwear is designed to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with hammertoes. Drew’s extra-wide shoes feature wide toe boxes enabling the toes to rest evenly across the shoe’s surface. In addition, our corrective shoes reduce friction and relieve pressure by providing the necessary room for removable insoles found in deep depth shoes.
Note: This documentation is not intended to suggest treatments for abnormal foot conditions. Any such cases should be referred to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Best Treatment for Hammertoes
Hammertoes is an excruciating foot condition. Without corrective shoes for wide feet, undue pressure is placed on the crooked toes causing them to crimp and rub against the tip of the shoe. The constant friction eventually causes calluses to form along the top of the toes. Often, hammertoe is further complicated by subsequent improper metatarsal support-- resulting in bunions, calluses and open sores on the sole of the foot. The best treatment for hammertoes is to follow your doctor’s prescribed recommendation and wear shoes specifically designed to address the discomfort of hammertoes.
Drew footwear with its special toe box depth offers extra wide shoes and corrective shoes for wide feet designed to specifically address the painful condition of hammertoes. Our shoes also include such features as double-depth and removable insoles offering pain-managing comfort to even the worst cases of hammertoes.
Hammertoes and Shoes
At Drew Shoe we believe our customers shouldn’t have to choose between footwear that treats their hammertoe condition and shoes that look great. Whether you’re looking for fun sandals, athletic shoes or casual dress—our line of extra wide shoes offers you the ultimate in comfort and style.
As you start browsing through our catalog, you’ll immediately discover an exciting line of hammertoe shoes designed around your active lifestyle. The good news: you no longer have to sacrifice style for comfort. With Drew footwear you can have both. Now you can alleviate the excruciating pain of hammertoes and still look great!