Hammer Toe Exercises That You Can Easily Do At Home

Hammer Toe Exercises That You Can Easily Do At Home

Hammer Toe Exercises That You Can Easily Do At Home

If you have been diagnosed with a hammer toe, it is important that you perform exercises that will help you to repair and restore the feeling, shape and functionality of the toes. These exercises can be done in the comfort of your home and only takes a few minutes each day.

Toe Crunch:

Toe crunch is one of the most important hammer toe exercises. It involves using the middle joint of the toe to pull the tip of the toe to the base. Make sure that you sit in a nice, comfortable chair. Then put a towel just underneath the upper half of your affected foot. Keep your heel firmly planted on the ground and use your toes for crunching the towel up. After you have reached the end of the towel, perform the exercise again. Repeat the exercise about 10-12 times. If you want to add some resistance, you can place an item on the end of the towel.

Manual Hammer Toe Stretching:

You can also use your towel to stretch your toes. Sit on the ground with your legs perfectly outstretched and a towel wrapped properly around your toes. Make sure that you hold the towel ends with your hands and pull the toes towards you. Keep yourself in this position for 20-30 seconds. You can also forgo the towel if you like and try pulling your toes by using your hands.

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