The gas and water departments had been notified and came running just as the third radio bulletin found its way to the hearts and minds of the trapped motorists who rubbed their eyes in disbelief as they looked ahead at the "parade to work" and actually saw some movement. Traffic was moving at funeral procession speed up there. Hallelujah! The White Ice moniker refers to Odyssey's latest face insert technology that's been fine-tuned to enhance sound, responsiveness, resiliency, and consistency. Primarily, the insert's core has been firmed up by nearly 20% to enhance feel and the face surface has been roughened to enhance performance with today's softer golf balls. Claw toe typically affects the four smallest toes at the same time, causing them to bend upward at the joints where the toes and the foot meet and downward at both the middle joints and the joints nearest to the tip, so that the toes curl down like claws. The regular practice of stretching exercises can help prevent a flexible deformity from becoming a fixed one. Taping or splinting the toes may also help to hold them in a normal position, but unfortunately will not lead to a permanent straightening of the joints. It could have been invented by NASA, for all Stan knew, but as long as it worked on clogged toilets Stan didn't care. With a bang and a clang like the 'hammers of hell', Mighty Max would clear any clogged toilet on the face of the planet with the squeeze of a trigger. This was always followed by the familiar, comforting "BERRUUUP-WHOOSH!" as the toilet would belch and then clear its throat. The bigger the clog the bigger the belch, which in Oscar's toilet, fell in line with the Paoli Local and feeding time in the lion den at the zoo over on Girard Avenue. Max always won. With a wooden bat mallet , the bat face has to be tapped gently, avoiding the back, handle and splice area. The intensity of tapping has to be gradually increased, with special care in knocking the edges and toe After few hours of knocking-in, the bat may be used in the nets for practice with old, good quality balls for 2-3 days with straight shots, and then normal practice with new balls. It is advisable to practice at the nets for 10-14 days before using your willow in a competitive match. While bladder-lift surgery might be medically necessary to correct an existing problem, it will likely require you to go through a period of rehabilitation after the surgery itself to retrain your body to use the bathroom on command. This process can last for several weeks to several months, so do not be worried at a seeming lack of progress. Just keep plugging away with your regular training and exercise regime and you will regain a full measure of continence before you know it. During shoe fittings, make sure there is enough space at the end so that the longest toe is comfortable when in a standing position. A mallet toe is when the joint at the tip of the toe is bent in a downwards position. There are two ways to deal with mallet toes-conservatively and surgically.Conservative treatment revolves around decreasing the inflammation that can occur as a result of the deformity. Because the toe is bent at the tip of the toe, you often get friction on the top and at the tip of the toe. There are several pads that you can use to cushion the area. My favorite are silicone toe caps, which is a piece of silicone that slides directly over the toe. Surgical release of one of the tendons is possible. A deformity of one or more toes (excluding the big toe) in one or both feet. The end of the affected toe bends downward so that the toe curls under itself. The cause is unknown. A painful corn may develop on the tip of the toe or over the top of the bent joint. Protective pads can sometimes relieve excessive pressure from footwear; if not, surgical treatment of the toe may be needed. (See also Clawfoot.) The first bone of the toe is slightly raised. The second bone is tilted downwards. The bone at the tip is almost flat.