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Why does an orthotic work instead of an exercise for hammertoe?

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 ...
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With orthotics, is there any objective way to know if your feet are being held in the right position?

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 ...
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