WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO HELP WITH PAIN OR DISCOMFORT FROM BUNIONS?
A bunion is a bony bump that forms along the base of your toe joint. The bony prominence formed can cause your big toe to press against your second toe. The toe joint will stick out and appear enlarged with overlying skin being red and sore. Bunions may be caused by the prolonged use of narrow shoes like high heels, or could be related to genetics. Common signs symptoms include a bulge on the outside of your big toe, swelling, redness, calluses, persistent or intermittent pain.
Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports or braces with medical-grade compression target the symptoms associated with bunions. In particular, the ValguLoc bunion splint allows for correction of the misalignment of the big toe. The orthoses is anatomically contoured and can be continuously adjusted to correct and stabilise the joint. This conservative way of treatment will help to you to perform everyday activities with minimal restrictions to movement.
HOW TO HELP TREAT THE PAIN AND DISCOMFORT FROM BUNIONS?
- Stretching. Lessen stiffness and reduce pain through stretching exercises, particularly of your calf muscles.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful for pain management.
- Support and brace. A Bauerfeind brace offers enhanced stability, protection and postural correction of the big toe to enhance recovery.
Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent pain.