Six Reasons to Realign the Big Toe

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

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May 02 2015
Derrick Elliott Jr

How will I know when I’m finished with correct toes

May 08 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, Derrick,

Thank you for your comment. You pose an excellent question. I think it’s important to keep in mind that toe and foot problems often occur over a very long period, and so it’s most likely that the recovery or rehabilitation process will also take some time. Please view the following article to learn more about Correct Toes results and expectations:

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

July 04 2016
Joan Taggart

Many thanks for your generous sharing of information. I want to try hard to avoid surgery. My big toes are badly out of line, and I am already using Correct Toes and Lems shoes. I would greatly appreciate the info about the bunion stretch. I will work hard to make it work. Thank you in advance!

July 04 2016
Natural Footgear

Hi, Joan,

Thank you for your message. And thank you for the positive feedback. Much obliged!

I have included some resources below that discuss natural approaches to bunions and achieving optimal foot health. I think you may find these links helpful:

Big Toe Stretch:

Free e-course on Bunions:

Bunions: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches:

Please let us know if you have any additional questions. We are here to help!

Kind regards,
Laura Trentman

August 02 2016
Eva Grayzel

What is your opinion about just using a single toe spacer between the big toe and second toe, where the problem is? At least work up to wearing the full toe separator device. Also, would you recommend wearing the toe spacers all the time? Thanks for a very informative article.

August 02 2016
Natural Footgear

Hi, Eva,

Thank you for your comment. We don’t typically recommend wearing just one spacer, or even part of a spacer on one foot (unless modifications to the device are required). Correct Toes is intended not only to splay the toes, but to do so in an anatomical (as opposed to an arbitrary) fashion. The device is also designed to improve foot and toe circulation, balance, and general foot health.

To start, we recommend a gradual introduction to the device. Wear your Correct Toes for about 30 minutes per day at the start and then slowly increase wear-time (by about 30 minutes per day) as they begin to feel more natural on your feet. Correct Toes works best when used during weight-bearing activity, so walking and doing activities while wearing your Correct Toes will help accelerate toe realignment and other benefits associated with the device.

I hope this information helps! Please feel free to email us directly with any further questions. In addition, I have included some resources below that you may find helpful:

Correct Toes Q&A:

Free Correct Toes e-Course:

Correct Toes and Circulation:

Correct Toes vs. Other Toe Spacers:

Kind regards,
Laura Trentman

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