How to fix hammer toes with tape? While taping can temporarily relieve hammer toes, it’s important to note that it is not a permanent solution. If you’re experiencing discomfort or pain due to hammer toes, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and guidance on treatment options.
- Medical tape
- Cotton pads
- Start with clean and dry feet.
- Place a small cotton pad or moleskin between the affected toe(s) to help reduce friction and provide cushioning (optional).
- Gently straighten the hammer toe(s) with your fingers to the best of your ability.
- Take a strip of tape, and cut it to a length that can wrap around the affected toes once or twice.
- Beginning at the base of the toe, wrap the tape around the toe, pulling it gently to provide some support.
- Continue wrapping the tape around the toe, overlapping each turn slightly to ensure it holds the toe in a straighter position.
- Finish wrapping near the tip of the toe and gently secure the tape’s end by pressing it down.
- Ensure the tape is not too tight, as it should not restrict blood flow or cause discomfort.
- Test your comfort level and adjust the tape if needed.