What's a hammer toe and how are they treated? This article looks at crest pads. Crest pads are hammer toe pads used to treat sores on the tips of the toes.
What is a hammer toe?
What’s the best treatment for my hammer toe?
The term hammer toe comes from the distinctive way in which the tip of the toe ‘hammers’ or hits the ground. Our knowledge base article on hammer toes describes the differences in the three types of hammer toes.
There are a number of different styles of hammer toes pads available on Myfootshop.com. Which one works the best? That depends on the location of your problem. Hammer toes that develop callus on the tips of the toes are best treated with products that limit the hammering. Here are a few examples of a specific type of hammer toe pad called a crest pad (also known as a buttress pad).
These three types of crest pads are used to buttress the toe, decreasing the tendency to hammer and make the tip of the toe sore. Each of these pads are right/left specific, so be sure to select the correct foot (right or left) when checking out.