Bunions or Hallux Valgus as termed by the medical profession are caused by many years of improper biomechanics and weakening structures at the base of the great toe.
Bunions or Hallux Valgus as termed by the medical profession are caused by many years of improper biomechanics and weakening structures at the base of the great toe. The structures holding the joint together weaken, and the toe deviates towards its companions. In severe cases, the lesser digits will lift as the hallux deviates allowing it to stay in contact with the ground.
Frequently pain will be experienced within the joints of the hallux as it no longer functions properly, like a door with a bent hinge.
What can we do?
There are appliances that can be worn at “night” that help to pull the joint back into alignment. These, however, will not cause a correction such as braces for your teeth as the problems lie within the soft structures of the foot. They may temporarily relieve pain at night by reducing motion but cannot be used in conjunction with footwear.
What do we do during the day?
Infracare Ultra-thin Bunion aligner is made of a special breathable material called a power net. It gently re-aligns the big toe towards its natural position to help minimize bunion pain and discomfort. It can be worn alone or in conjunction with custom orthotics to help provide relief from bunion pain. Because it helps realign the joint it reduces wear and tear and can increase flexibility and delay the onset of osteoarthritis in the joint.
The best part of this device is that it can be worn comfortably with all footwear or at night to reduce night pain. It also comes with a silicone toe separator to help with this effect.