You see this patient has a red spot (blister) on the tip of the 2nd toe.  This was from a tight bowling shoe he was wearing.  They are only a few months old.  This patient had a previous ulcer on the bottom of the foot that was slow to heal.  What do you think I recommended?
1.  Get rid of the shoes or stretch the shoes by a cobbler.
2.  Avoid correcting the toe even though it is a hammertoe because the patient does not have the best blood flow.  
Even though a shoe for bowling is only worn a few hours a week it can cause a sore on the toe and is not worth the headache or foot ache.
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