How Do Bunion Correctors Work?

There are hundreds of thousands of people in Australia suffering from bunions today that are suffering from bunions – that is a staggering amount of unnecessary pain and suffering. This one is for all of our readers who have been procrastinating getting help for their feet and toes: there are treatments and solutions available to you, you need only look.

In order to understand how bunion correctors work, we need to first understand what a bunion is and how it will affect you.

The bunion, or hallux valgus, in Latin means ‘big toe bent outwards’ and is a swollen, red, bony lump on the inside of the foot at the base of the big toe. This occurs when the big toe is forced into a position that damages the first metatarsal and becomes angled towards the second toe instead of remaining straight.

Bunions can cause pain in other toes due to pressure placed on them, as well as pain from rubbing against shoes. Additionally, this affects how you hold yourself when you work, putting pressure on smaller toes that are not designed to deal with the stress of carrying your entire body weight.

If left untreated, bunions can lead to arthritis.

What Options are Available to You?

There are a handful of bunion correctors on the market that have been created to ease your mind and reduce your pain, and these work by re-aligning your toes to decrease the pressure on the inverted first metatarsal and return your foot to a more natural position.

Splints – Splints can often be quite cumbersome and bulky, meaning you can only wear them during downtime or while sleeping. However, we believe that for a bunion to be corrected, there needs to be an ample amount of pressure exerted on the foot to encourage the re-alignment.

Cushioned insoles – Padded or cushioned bunion pads stop your foot from rubbing against your shoe and reduce a small amount of pressure on the toe but they are sometimes hard to secure in place and offer a limited reduction in pain without addressing the underlying cause of the bunion.

Toe Dividers – Toe Dividers spread toes out which reduces pressure on tendons. However, it does so for all toes and not just the affected area, which can lead to temporary pain.

How Does the Bunion Sleeve Differ?

The Bunion Sleeve® we provide differs from other bunion correctors on the market.

So how does it work? As it is super lightweight, you can wear with socks, tights, and shoes to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. It is draped so that it causes tension between your toes, forcing the first metatarsal into a more naturally aligned position; releasing pressure on your toes, and allowing for a more comfortable walk.

As the underlying cause is addressed alongside protecting your foot from rubbing and separating toes, the Bunion Sleeve® is a solid all-rounder when it comes to correcting bunions and is available for you to buy here. The science is simple, and the results speak for themselves. For more information, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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