YogaToes ® toe stretchers work by spreading and exercising toes. The patented design of YogaToes ® fits between, above and beneath toes to gently spread them apart and away from the balls of your feet - providing the same excercise you get when barefoot. All you do is put them on. YogaToes do the work while you relax. A vacation for your feet! For causes such as diabetes, which is a chronic medical condition, long-term treatment is required. In this case, following a diabetic diet, getting regular exercise, and taking the required medications as directed by the doctor, are included in the course of treatment. A mallet toe affects most commonly the second toe, but can affect all 4 of the smaller toes as well. The end joint is the joint that is affected in the case of a mallet toe, causing the toe to bend at the last joint closest to the toenail. All 3 toe conditions do not affect the large toe, and can be serious if left untreated. Hammer toes can cause pain in the ball of the foot. The ball of the foot is the thick area just behind and below the three middle toes. Of course, there are many causes of pain in the ball of the foot. To the east of town, the run down the flank by the enemy armor ended with the destruction of three of the tanks. German infantry had appeared on that side in fairly large numbers, but when the lifting of the fog exposed them, they turned and ran, and bullet fire from Noville thinned their ranks while they were running. In Noville, the defending infantry company had lost 13 wounded; four of our vehicles had been wrecked and one tank destroyer smashed-mainly from indirect artillery fire with which the Germans had harassed the town as their tanks came on.2 A hammertoe has a kink or contracture in its second joint-called the proximal interphalangeal joint-that causes the toe to bend upward in the middle, giving it a hammer-like appearance. The raised part of the toe often rubs on shoes, leading to the formation of corns or calluses. Usually hammertoe affects the smaller toes, causing pain and interfering with the ability to walk normally. Signs Here’s the kicker. They start off as a flexible deformity, meaning they can be reduced easily to normal position, but over time they become more rigid and unable to correct with manual reduction. Beginning twelfth century, European peasants started wearing sabot, a shoe made of single piece of wood following the example of the Dutch. In England, the sabot was improved upon by clog which had an upper made of fabric while the sole remained wooden. The French aristocracy introduced pointed shoes, which were designed by Count of Anjou who in fact wanted to hide his own deformed feet. Aristocratic French women started wearing high-heeled shoes in sixteenth century, which led to the introduction of the phrase well-heeled meaning rich women. I should have posted this last Friday to give you time to prepare yourself for it – National Flip Flop Day.