Spread em': The Importance of Toe Spacers
Are Your Feet In Distress?
Whether you are active or not, your feet take a beating every day. Most of us wear shoes for hours at a time, and we forget to allow our feet to breathe! The lack of attention our feet get, coupled with other factors such as natural foot position, the type of shoes you wear, and the fit of your shoes, can negatively impact the health of your feet. Everyday that goes by with your toes pressed together, the natural form of your feet change. Not only is this detrimental to your feet, it can lead to a host of problems throughout the body over the long term.
What Is The Toe Box?
Every one of us picks shoes based on a few universal factors: style, comfort, quality, type, and price. However, none of us focus on what truly matters—the size of the shoe’s toe box. The toe box is the part of the shoe that covers and protects the toes. It is very important for your shoes to have a wide toe box; however, most shoes lack this important feature. Because of this, the toes are tightly confined for many hours per day. This can cause a harmful alignment, decreased function, pain, soreness, and conditions such as bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, and plantar fasciitis. The easiest and most inexpensive way to counteract the effects of your shoes is to wear corrective toe spacers.
What Are Toe Spacers?
Toe spacers are made from silicon or gel material. They conform to your toes to separate them so they do not overlap. They work to release pressure and realign the toes where needed. The benefits extend past the toes and to the rest of the foot as well. One can start by wearing the spacers for shorter amounts of time and progress as comfortable. After acclimating to the spacers, you can start wearing them at night when sleeping or inside your shoes.
How Will Toe Spacers Benefit Me?
-Reduce friction and irritation
-Address foot & toe pain, ailments & deformities
-Enable natural arch support
-Prevent overpronation & ankle sprains
-Improve blood flow to your plantar fascia
-Restore proper bone orientation
-Give your body the most stable and supportive foundation
-Encourage the development of your intrinsic foot muscles
-Allow you to become the best possible athlete you can be
-Enhance your balance, weight distribution, proprioception & dexterity
-Make your feet stronger, more resilient & better able to support themselves
How We Can Help?
Physical therapists at Transform Rehabilitation recommend using toe spacers to allow your feet a chance to breath and correct. You can purchase toes spacers at Transform Rehabilitation or online https://transformrehabilitation.com/product/silicone-toe-spacers/.
Incorporating toe spacer into your daily routine will have a positive effect on your life and will promote a healthier and happier you!