Gel toe cap inserts are a type of device that is worn inside the shoe to provide support and cushioning to the toes. They are typically made of a soft gel material that conforms to the shape of the toes, and can help to alleviate discomfort and pain caused by conditions such as hammertoe, mallet toe, and other toe deformities. They can also be worn to help reduce swelling, improve circulation, and promote healing after an injury. They are designed to fit inside the shoe and provide a barrier between the toes and the shoe, reducing friction and pressure on the toes. They also can provide extra cushioning that can help to absorb shock and reduce impact on the toes during activities such as walking, running, or standing for long periods. They are available over the counter and can be worn during the day or night, but it is always recommended to consult a doctor or podiatrist before use.