what does toe spacers do
Toe spacers are devices that are placed between the toes to help align them and relieve pain and discomfort caused by conditions such as hammertoes, overlapping toes, and bunions. They work by gently separating the toes and promoting proper alignment of the bones and joints in the foot. This can help to reduce pressure on the joints, improve circulation, and stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons in the feet.
Toe spacers can also help to prevent the formation of calluses and blisters on the toes. They can be worn in shoes or while barefoot and can be used during physical activities such as yoga and Pilates to improve balance and stability. They can also be used during the recovery period after foot surgery or injury.
Toe spacers can be made from a variety of materials such as foam, gel, and silicone. They come in different sizes and shapes, and can be purchased over-the-counter at most drugstores. They can be worn for short periods of time at first and gradually increased as the foot get used to it, it's important to listen to your body and not push beyond your limits.