Bunions and Bunion Pain (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
A bunion is a misalignment and enlargement of the joint at the side of the big toe. The big toe is bent inwards and a bony lump forms on the outside. Over time the lump becomes larger as the join misalignment increases and the bunion can become painful.
Callous may develop on the bunion and Arthritis and stiffness can eventually develop.
What exactly causes bunions?
Bunions are usually a result of faulty foot mechanics - in particular overpronation (rolling inwards of the foot). Also, wearing footwear that is too tight whereby the toes are squeezed together may be a contributing factor.
Treatment of bunions (in fashion shoes)
Footlogics 'Catwalk' orthotics can help prevent the formation of bunions by restoring our normal foot function and controlling excess pronation. Also, the metatarsal support will help reduce pressure and friction, placed on the big toe joint.
Treatment of bunions (in flat shoes)
However, bunions are not just limited to women wearing high heels. They can also develop in men (wearing normal flat footwear). To ease bunions and help prevent further development, wearing Footlogics Casual insoles or Footlogics Comfort can greatly assist.
Furthermore, make sure that your shoes have a roomy toe box when you’re going to be on your feet a lot. If you have any pressure from your shoe on the bunion, or if your bunion is red and inflammed on the outside, then you should have a pocket stretched into your shoe to accommodate or wear extra width shoes.
If your bunions continue to get larger you should consult a Podiatrist.
Recommended products for bunions
Orthotics for fashion shoes. Footlogics Catwalk orthotics are 3/4-length soft and flexible. Developed by Podiatrists, they distribute body weight evenly over the entire foot. The Catwalk reduces friction and pressure on the ball of the foot. The slim and thin design means the Catwalk is almost invisible in fashion shoes and even in sandals. More about Footlogics Catwalk here.
Orthotics designed to provide foot comfort while standing or walking on your feet all day. The Footlogics Comfort is a full-length orthotic developed by Podiatrists. The Comfort provides relief for Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain), Ball of Foot pain, and other common foot complaints. It fits in all types of lace-up shoes including joggers and also suitable for work boots. More about Footlogics Comfort here.
Orthotics to provides relief for sports injuries. Footlogics Sports are high quality full-length sports orthotics developed by Podiatrists. The Sports provides relief for sports injuries like Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain), Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints and Runner’s knee. It corrects overpronation, fallen arches and flat feet. The Footlogics Sport is designed to fit in running and walking shoes, cross-trainers, tennis and basketball shoes. It is also suitable for hiking shoes and boots. More about Footlogics Sports here.