Currently having a problem/setback because of subconsciously clenching my toes when running. I had no problems for 9 months of exercising outdoors but when I signed up for a gym to use elliptical and treadmill during the winter months I've been struggling. I started getting corns/blisters on the balls of my feet (especially from the elliptical). Then realized one-day that my feet are quite jacked up. Basically all hammer-toes now. I took a break for a couple weeks for them to heal a little and started soaking them and using a pummice Stone and moisturizer. But still plenty painful and this break really killed my momentum. Don't think it's my sneakers or socks but not sure how to proceed. Can't figure out how to relax them enough to get through a good workout. Other than "suck it up"... any advice?