Do You Have To Use Crutches After Hammertoe Surgery?

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Prevention

Most cases of hammertoe can be prevented by wearing shoes that fit properly and give the toes plenty of room. Some recommended guidelines include:

  • Avoid shoes with pointed or narrow toes.

  • Avoid shoes that are too tight or short.

  • Avoid high-heeled shoes, which can force the toes forward.

  • If the shoes hurt, don't wear them.

  • Choose shoes with wide or boxy toes.

  • Choose shoes that are a half-inch longer than your longest toe.

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