These stop the bending process. Align and Reverse the pain. No product will EVER straighten the toe 100 %, but these have helped Thousands of people stop toe pain, align and reverse with continued use. These do work, but for some difficult to understand. These Orthotics are to be used for the few months it will take to reverse your toe pain. Many people only for a few days and give a 1 star. Remember it took months if not years to get this condition.