Wrapping a Hammer Toe

A wrapped hammer toe

Start with the tape under the toes, with the sticky side up.

Gently wrap the tape under the big toe (or the toe next to the hammer toe), then over the hammer toe, and then under the next toe and over to the toe you started with. This forces the hammer toe into a normal position. This does not straighten the toe permanently.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerGavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

Current as ofMay 23, 2016

Current as of: May 23, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery