Bunions

Overview:

Bunions are painful swellings that develop most often on the inner side of the foot near the base of the first toe (hallux). Less frequently, bunions occur at the base of the fifth toe (called a "tailor's bunion"). Bunions result from inflammation and thickening of the bursa (fluid-filled sac in the connective tissue) and cause abnormal bone formation and misalignment of the toe. They cause redness, tenderness, and pain, and alter the normal position of the first toe.

Causes:

  • Wearing tight, pointy-toed, or high-heeled shoes, and shoes that are too small.

  • Hereditary foot deformities

  • Arthritis

  • Flat Feet

Treatments:

Along with wearing proper footwear:


  • Massaging Insoles lift the foot arch and relieve stress on the cord that align the big and small toe, relaxes the toes and puts less stress on the bunion.

  • We also offer an orthotic which can provide additional support & proper alignment. It is recommended that the orthotic be used in conjunction with our Massaging Insoles. The orthotic is placed underneath our insole.



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