Foam toe protectors
Foam toe protectors differ from gel toe protectors by allowing the protected area to breathe. Some designs are made from foam only, while others consist of foam lined with tubular fabric.
Foam toe protectors are used to treat or ease the discomfort associated with various foot problems, such as calluses, corns, bunions, ingrown toenails, overlapping toes and pinching toes. They can also be used as a preventative measure, e.g. to prevent blistering during a long hike.
Tips! Certain foam toe protector designs are perfect for pedicures sessions since they keep the toes separated.
Here are just two examples of some of the many situations where foam toe protectors can be useful.
Foam toe protectors for crooked toes
Foam toe protectors can be used to gently divide, cushion and protect crooked toes. Some people prefer to put the protector on top of the toes, whiles others find it more comfortable to insert the protector from beneath the foot. Foam toe protectors will not only divide crooked toes, but relieve pressure and protect from friction as well. Without adequate protection, crooked toes can lead to moist build up, which promotes fungal growth.
Foam toe protectors for ingrown nails
An ingrown nail can be a very painful experience, especially if you accidently bang your sore toe into furniture etc. A tubular foam toe protector can be cut to fit the length of your toe and provide protection for the affected area, giving the swelling a chance to go down. Foam toe protectors can also be used after surgery, when the ingrown nail problem has been corrected but the toe needs time to heal. (Always consult with your physician before using any toe protectors after surgery, to make sure it is the best option for you.)