Toe spacers can be used in conjunction with exercises to help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, and other foot problems.
Exercises that can be done with toe spacers include:
- Toe stretches: gently stretch the toes by gripping them with the thumb and forefinger and pulling them gently away from the foot.
- Toe curls: Place a small towel on the floor and use your toes to scrunch it up and release it.
- Foot roll: Roll a small ball or a frozen water bottle under the foot to massage the soles of the feet.
- Toe tapping: tap the toes on the floor to help improve circulation and flexibility in the toes.
It's important to note that toe spacers should be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan and should be used under the guidance of a doctor or podiatrist. They may suggest other treatment options such as orthotics, physical therapy, or in severe cases, surgery. Additionally, it's crucial to wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes that provide enough room for the toes and proper support, and to do proper warm-ups and stretches before engaging in exercises to prevent injury.