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It depends on whether the hammer toes are due to functional problems or are fixed. If the proximal interphalangeal joint can be passively extended, then an orthotic can help. If the passive issue is neurological then exercises won't help as they won't be able to maintain the joint in the correct position when you're not doing the exercise, and you're not ...


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I am not aware of any tests you can do, other than subjectively analyzing your gait for stability, joint pressure, and pain. But I can guide you to your options. The 3 primary medical professionals who deal with orthotics are Orthotics departments associated with orthotists/physiatrists (MD or DO physician with specialties in musculoskeletal conditions) ...


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