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Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

 
 
Bunion Night Splint
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Dr Support Casual 3/4 Length Insoles for treating Bunions and providing maximum arch support
Dr Support Casual 3/4 Length Insoles for treating Bunions and providing maximum arch support
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Dr Support's Active Insoles for the underlying cause of bunions treatment in sport activities
Dr Support's Active Insoles for the underlying cause of bunions treatment in sport activities
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Dr Support's Workwear Insoles for treating the underlying cause of Bunions and correcting lower limb aligment
Dr Support's Workwear Insoles for treating the underlying cause of Bunions and correcting lower limb aligment
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Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

What is Bunions?

A bunion is an abnormal deformity that forms at the base of the big toe. The big toe moves alignment and points towards other toes and not straight ahead. Bunions can cause great deal of discomfort and pain, as your entire bodies weight is placed on the bunion when walking.
This form of deformity is called hallux valgus.

 
Symptoms
  • The first sign is seeing a huge lump on the joint of the toe
  • Re-alignment of the toe facing other toes
  • Rubbing against other toe
  • Irritation causing a red rash due to friction from rubbing leaving a shine
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation
  • Enlargement of the bone
  • Hard skin
  • Pain at the base of toe
  • Pain at the ball of the foot
Cause
  • Bunions run in the family
  • Biomechanical abnormalities
  • More so it's due to incorrect footwear like tight shoes or high heels that puts abnormal pressure on the feet.
  • Big toe is forced with abnormal pressure to re-align to face the toe which then causes irritation, rubbing, swelling which can be painful.
Treatment
  • Cold gel pack for swelling and irritation
  • Massage with ointments or oils to reduce inflammation and ease the pain
  • Well fitted and made to measure footwear will help
  • Realignment of the toe using pads, splints, and Dr Support Orthotics/Insoles
  • Surgery under general anesthesia for realignment of the bone behind the toe
Prevention
 
 
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