Toe Separators Can Benefit

Hammertoes, Bunions, and Neuromas: MD Podiatrist
“People with hammertoes, bunions, and neuromas will all benefit from toe separators,” says Daniel Michaels, DPM. While some severe cases of these conditions could require more intense treatment, she still suggests that her patients with rigid hammertoes or severe bunions incorporate toe separators into their daily routines. “Bringing even a little mobility and alignment of the forefoot is beneficial,” he adds.
Particularly in the case of bunions, recent research backs her up: A small 2018 study of 56 women with moderate bunions published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association found that a combination treatment of toe separators with foot mobilization exercises resulted in a significant reduction in bunion severity after one year of use. Dr. Michaels has found that the results from toe separators tend to be more pronounced in his patients who wear them more regularly.