Bunions

Bunions

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Bunion Symptoms

Though not found in every case, the following symptoms usually occur when bunions are present:

  • A bulging bump on the base of the big toe.
  • Swelling and tenderness around this particular joint.
  • Surrounding skin and tissue should feel abnormally hard and is often discolored.
  • Corns or calluses near big toe.
  • Increased pain or discomfort when moving the largest of your toes.
  • Blisters occasionally form, especially when aggravated by the continuous friction of tight shoes.
  • If left untreated and continually kindled for years, a bunion can lead to the unnatural development of surplus bone.

Bunion Relief Products

Fortunately, most bunions are treatable without surgery. Orthotic Shop carries several products that will help relieve the pain and prevent the bunion from becoming a more prominent issue.

  • Bunion Splint Brace – Convenient to wear twenty-four hours of the day – even comfortable under socks. Helps reduce friction and irritation between the bunion and shoes and helps with straightening the unhealthily bulging joint.
  • Bunion Night Splint – Worn at night, this health accessory helps to properly realign big toe in order to stop the unhealthy progression and encourage healing.
  • Bunion Care Gel Sleeve – This day-time sleeve uses a polymer gel formula pad to safeguard and reduce pressure on the big toe joint.

Other Bunion Relief:

  • Ice and elevating the affected foot often help reduce the swelling.
  • Do NOT try to fit into tight shoes; there are footwear brands that are crafted to provide liberal room in the front, like Vionic/Orthaheel and Drew Shoes.
  • Do NOT wear heels that are higher than 2 ¼ inches to avoid further aggravating the bunion.
  • DAILY: use moisturizer on the rougher skin that develops near the bunion. Soften the area using a pumice stone to rub away the buildup of tough tissue.
  • Though surgery is rare, a podiatrist may recommend anti-inflammatory medication or cortisone shots to minimize acute pain.

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