A bunion is an 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 and the bunion can become painful. Arthritis and stiffness can eventually develop. Callous and corns may develop on the bunion.
What causes of Bunions?
Apart from being often hereditary, bunions are usually a result of faulty foot mechanics – in particular excess pronation (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
Footlogics Catwalk orthotic footbeds 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. 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 inflamed on the outside, then you should have a pocket stretched into your shoe to accommodate.