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Are gel toe toe sock a treatment for crooked toes?

Are gel toe socks a treatment to straighten toes or simply an aid to provide relief by temporarily repositioning the toes?
My second toe is longish and bent only at end joint, the middle joint is nice and straight, the tip is bent sideways towards other toes while my third and fourth toes are bending in the middle forming the letter "c" towards the big toe but not bending downwards and I think the fourth is beginning to migrate under the third. I looked at triple toe straighteners but due to the fact that the tip of second toe is affected, the straightener does not seem to help in the right place. I was wondering if gel toe socks might be better as the toe holders are longer? Or are these meant just to provide relief as toes are repositioned temporarily? I am looking for a treatment not pain relief. My toes are of painful but will become so if this continues. The toes are still flexible so I want them straightened before its too late.
Can you advise me what would be best?
Thank you

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The gel caps are good for symptomatic relief. There is a mechanical force that is causing a toe to hammer; that force needs to be removed - a gel toe sleeve probably won't do that.

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