There are several types of toe pain. Toe blisters occur when two skin surfaces rub together causing friction, resulting in a bubble of liquid.
The Neat Feat Toe ring plasters or Femme blister pads either slip over the toe or wrap around the toe. This in turn speeds up the healing process by reducing friction around a blister or corn. Bunions are a bump on the outside of the big toe joint, which is actually the bone at the joint pointing in a different direction.
Neat Feat Bunion Pad is a gel pad that fits over the bunion providing additional cushioning between the bunion and shoe. The Neat Feat Nightime Bunion Controller is strapped on to the big toe at night and gently realigns the toe reducing pain and discomfort.
Claw Toes are toes that are bent downward from the tightened ligaments at the first and second joint. There are two types - flexible and rigid. Flexible can move manually whereas rigid is highly immobile. The tightening of the ligaments on the underside of the toes due to muscle imbalance may cause this problem and this is sometimes associated with arthritis. The signs of claw toe are - the pronounced downward bending of the toe, pressure, pain and rubbing against footwear on the top end of the curled toe.
The Neat Feat Gel Toe Ring and Neat Feat Gel Toe Cap are ideal for protecting a toe from direct, constant rubbing or pressure. Over time toes can bend or curl. This may occur through neglect or permanent pressure in narrow shoes. This can cause severe pain when the toe or foot is knocked.
The Neat Feat Gel Spreaders (for use between the big toe)and the Neat Feat Gel Toe Separators (for use between the smaller toes) will gently realign the toe; reducing the pain. Hammer Toe is the contraction of the toe at the mid toe joint. The toe becomes rigid and this can occur on any toe except the big toe. This condition may cause the tightening of the ligaments on the underside of the toes due to muscle problems. Often the rubbing against footwear on the top and end of the curled toe can lead to the development of corns and calluses.
The Neat Feat Gel Toe Rings fit securely over the toe and may prevent rubbing. The Femme blister pads and Femme corn pads can be attached to the shoe, blister or corn and also prevent rubbing.