How to fix hammer toes with tape

how to fix hammer toes with tape
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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.

Material needed:

  • Medical tape
  • Cotton pads


  1. Start with clean and dry feet.
  2. Place a small cotton pad or moleskin between the affected toe(s) to help reduce friction and provide cushioning (optional).
  3. Gently straighten the hammer toe(s) with your fingers to the best of your ability.
  4. Take a strip of tape, and cut it to a length that can wrap around the affected toes once or twice.
  5. Beginning at the base of the toe, wrap the tape around the toe, pulling it gently to provide some support.
  6. Continue wrapping the tape around the toe, overlapping each turn slightly to ensure it holds the toe in a straighter position.
  7. Finish wrapping near the tip of the toe and gently secure the tape’s end by pressing it down.
  8. Ensure the tape is not too tight, as it should not restrict blood flow or cause discomfort.
  9. Test your comfort level and adjust the tape if needed.

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