Hammer toes?


Anyone else experienced this please?
I just got some bad blisters on my "crooked by age" toes:

"A hammer toe is a toe that has an abnormal bend in its middle joint, making the toe bend downward to look like a hammer. This painful condition forms due to an imbalance in the surrounding muscles, tendons, or ligaments that normally keep the toe straight. Hammer toes are flexible to begin with.)"

Also due to the fact that I've replaced the stock insoles with Dr Scholls Performance gel insoles in my Gel Resolution 7 clay shoes, even after tapping my blisters and cushioning them even more.

I have a number of options:
  1. Get fitted for custom orthos (I'll get a referral tomorrow)
  2. Stop playing tennis daily and alternate with biking and such
  3. Put back the thinner stock insoles
  4. Go and re-use the softer upper Nike Air Vapors, or even Addidas Barricades (they might be wider in the box or just different). Even an older pair of the same Gel Resolution feels a bit better
  5. Play with better players, who control the ball better if we want to rally co-operatively?
  6. S&V or hit winners right off the feed/starting of the point?
  7. Over the counter pads for hammer toes and exercises