Treatment of a hammer toe may consist of simple padding of the callous on top of the toe, as well as buying appropriate footwear. The best shoes for patients with a hammer toe will have a wide toebox, no pressure on the end of the toe, and will not press on a bunion (which may cause worsening of the hammer toe). If these treatments are not sufficient at correcting the hammer toe, an operation to straighten the toe may be necessary. This is often performed in conjunction with surgery for a bunion deformity. 1.First! Choosing the Correct Golf Club 09.To maximize your potential, buying shorter clubs will have more accurate ball contact when you swing. For beginners, it is recommended they select woods or irons because the large and flat soles make it easier to make ball contact which results in shots that go farther. One specific club type suggestion for beginners is the mallet putter. Mallet putters are very well aligned and will make it easier for short putts. A podiatrist may recommend orthotic insoles - made to fit your feet - and can also teach you ways to splint or strap toes to help straighten out the joints. For railings, create boxes or braces for the railing posts, or bolt them firmly onto the intact side supports in at least 2-3 points per joint. More connection points are stronger, if you can do it without weakening either support. 6) Check level, plumb, rise and run, etc. For ADA, the railing should be continuous, 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" in diameter; 1 1/2" inches away from any wall, and able to support 250 lbs without undue stress. (Brackets are generally sized to support these requirements.) It should extend beyond the stairs (12" at the top, one stair tread plus 12" at the bottom) with smooth or rounded ends. Mallet toe is a deformity at the end of the toe. As the end joint constricts, the end of the toe looks somewhat like a mallet. Over time, as the joints continue to hammer, the cartilage, ligaments, and joints begin to deteriorate and fusion starts to occur. At this point the center of the hammer toe will not be able to flatten down without surgery to repair and will cause corns that can add to the pain one experiences. Toe exercises may also be prescribed. These can include picking up marbles with your toes, crumbling a piece of paper with your toes and other stretching exercises Determine how you intend to play the game. If you are just a weekend player who golfs with friends or co-workers from time to time, a low- to mid-performance club can work for you. If you are more the competitive type and you are looking to get an edge, then you may want to step up to a more expensive, professional set of clubs. You are going to pay the price but it's no secret that with today's cutting edge technology it can make a big difference. Your doctor will give you pain medication, which may cause nausea or constipation. Eat lightly on the day of surgery.