How to treat a bunion yourself
A bunion is a bony bump that develops over time on the joint of your big toe. It is the result of bone movement in the front part of your foot. This causes the tip of your big toe getting pulled toward the other toes. The joint at the base of your big toe is forced to stick out through this movement.
What are the signs and symptoms of a bunion?
Signs and symptoms of a bunion include a bulging bump on the outside of your big toe. This is pretty obvious for everyone to see at this point. Swelling, redness and soreness are oftentimes the result. Corns and calluses often develop where the first and second toes rub against each other and can be a direct side effect of a bunion. The good news are that treating a bunion can treat corns and calluses at the same time as well. When a bunion develops further ongoing pain or pain that comes and goes is a real nightmare. If you are at this point already it s well recommended that you consult a doctor and get yourself some proper treatment. The movement of your big toe is limited by now and your life quality is heavily affected.
When to consult a doctor
Bunions often don’t require medical treatment. There are exercises and little helpers, like the bunion corrector brace, that can work wonders already. You should, however, see a doctor when you experience ongoing pain, feel decreased movement of your foot or have difficulties finding new shoes because of your bunion. When you decide to see a doctor you should find one that specializes in treating foot disorders. A podiatrist or orthopaedic foot specialist is generally a good choice.
Causes and risk factors
Besides inherited foot types, stress and injuries, deformities present at birth foster the development of bunions. Wearing tight or narrow shoes can either cause a bunion or make them even worse. Medical conditions, such as arthritis are also considered root causes for bunions.
Wearing high heels forces your toes into the front of your shoes. Over time this can cause a bunion. Ill-fitting shoes are the second risk factor that you should avoid at all costs.
Prevention and treatment of a bunion
Wearing the bunion corrector brace in your free time, over night or while doing everyday activities gives you a significant boost in the right direction. The flexible fabric adapts perfectly to your feet and gently pushes your big toe to its natural position. At the same time a built-in gel pad reduces the friction between your toes to relieve pain of corns and calluses. And if you don’t have any, their development is heavily reduced.
The soft and breathable material of the the bunion corrector brace makes it so comfortable to wear without your feet getting sweaty. You can wear the bunion corrector brace with any, not too narrow, shoe, flip flops, moccasins, sandals or while walking barefoot. It is highly recommended to always wear the braces at night for better results.
Is it a single brace or a pair?
Our bunion corrector braces come as pairs. That means with the purchase of one unit you’ll get one brace for your right and one for your left foot.
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