Do You Need Toe Straighteners for Your Bunion or Hammertoe?
Just purchased two toe straighteners, one single toe holder and one double-toe holder from MyFootShop.com to help keep my 2nd toe on my right foot from totally obliterating my 3rd toe.
It's been three years this month since my bunion/hammertoe surgery on my right foot. I've noticed in the past few weeks that my toes are almost back to the same position, minus the bunion ball as they were before surgery.
Something has shifted recently because not only do I have a callous on the bottom of the third toe from the pressure of the 2nd toe pushing down on it, but I have a new blister that formed on the side of the third toe. Hopefully these new toe separators will help with that problem until I'm able to have more surgery to correct this problem.
Moral of the story: Choose your bunion physician carefully and make sure your toes are splinted to keep them straight following surgery. Mine weren't and when I asked about it my surgeon said it wasn't necessary. My 2nd and 3rd opinion docs following surgery said it would have helped. Easy to say in hindsight but time has proven this true. Be smart. Be good to your feet.