On my right foot, second toe (the one right next to the big toe) really wants to head towards the big toe. I’ve been diagnosed with Hammertoe. The doc told me to wear those toe braces with consistency for awhile. He said surgery most often ends up worse than any better. Well those toe braces aren’t strong enough, and the toe keeps doing its own thing. I’ve gotten the loop that goes around 2 goes (2nd and third), but it’s starting to hurt the third one because I have to make it fairly tight. The toe doesn’t straighten very easily either, although there is mobility there.
Is there a better brace that will hold the toe down and perhaps straighter? Should I go back to the doc and see if they can make something?
Any guidance is appreciated.