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New Balance, Brooks, Saucony, Finn Comfort, Dunham, Aravon, and Naot are JUST A FEW Name brands that we carry.

The FootWorks store carries new lines of shoes from P.W. Minor and Drew shoes.  These shoes address Diabetic, Arthritic and hard to fit feet. 

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Phone: 614-367-1510 / 1-800-515-1640

Fax: 614-367-1246

Address:  1302 Hill Road North

                   Pickerington, Ohio 43147

We are conveniently located on State Route 256 (Hill Road) in Pickerington, 1 mile south of Interstate 70 on the East side of the street.  We are right next to Advanced Auto Parts store in a free standing building which we share with First Steps to Broadway and directly across the street from Kohl's department store.   

 


Mallet Toes

Definition

Many disorders can affect the joints in the toes, causing pain and preventing the foot from functioning as it should.  A mallet toe occurs when the joint at the end of the toe can not straighten.  Excessive rubbing of the mallet toe against the top of the shoe can lead to pain and the development of a corn.  The tip of the toe is often turned down against the shoe causing pressure and discomfort.

Cause

The development of mallet toes is often caused by bone and muscle imbalances.  These imbalances become exaggerated in people with active life styles.  For example, people who are constantly on their feet or participate in athletic activities, are more likely to develop mallet toes.

Arthritis can also lead to many forefoot deformities, including mallet toes.  Mallet toes can cause extreme discomfort, and can be aggravated if restrictive or improperly fitting footwear is worn for a prolonged period of time.

Treatment and Prevention

Any forefoot problems that cause pain or discomfort should be given prompt attention.  Ignoring the symptoms can aggravate the condition and lead to a breakdown of tissue, or possibly even infection.  Conservative treatment of mallet toes is started with  accommodating the deformity.  The goal is to relieve pressure, reduce friction, and transfer forces from the sensitive areas.

Shoes with a high and broad toe box (toe area) are recommended for people suffering from forefoot deformities such as mallet toes.  This prevents further irritation on the toe area from developing.  Other conservative treatment includes forefoot supports such as, gel toe caps, gel toe shields and toe crests.  Gel forefoot supports provide immediate comfort and relief from common forefoot disorders, without drying the skin.

If the problem persists, consult your foot doctor.

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The FootWorks Store Inc.
1302 Hill Rd. N
Pickerington, OH 43147-8986
Toll Free: 1-800-515-1640
Phone: 614-367-1510
Fax: 614-367-1246
 
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Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Closed
 
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