Ask about insoles you put in your shoes. Doctors call these orthoses. The way you walk can put extra stress on your big toe joint. Shoe insoles may stop the stress and the pain for a short while. For more, see Shoe insoles.
Ask about splints you wear at night. You can wear these to hold your toes straight while you sleep. For more, see Night splints.
Ask about exercises. Your doctor can suggest exercises to make the muscles in your big toe stronger. For example, you can try putting your feet side by side and moving your big toes towards each other three or four times a day.
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