Bunion Care


Bunions are one of the most common forefoot deformities. A displacement of the bone under the 1st toe occurs. This causes the big toe to move towards the smaller toes. This shifting of the bones causes a bony prominence on the side of the patients foot (the bunion joint). Over a period of time the big toe may come to rest under (occasionally over) the 2nd toe. A Bunion is more common in women then man due to the fact that women tend to wear tighter shoes. This condition can cause a variety of different soft tissue and bone complaints which may result in severe pain. Conditions such as corns, hard skin, arthritus, bursitis and in grown toe nails can occur. Poor fitting footwear and gentic factors can lead to bunions. The most common cause is abnormal foot function, excessive pronation. If a chiropodist uses this term he is referring to excessive rolling in of the foot at the ankle joint while you are walking. Excessive pronation can be controlled via Insoles.

Foot Vibe Recommends

Designed specifically to wear at work. Corrects alignment of the foot & ankle providing comfort and relief for people who are on their feet all day. Bunions occurs when there is poor alignment of the feet. Dr Foot’s Work Insoles treats the underlying cause of bunions and provides comfort for suffers.


Treat your bunions while you sleep!

Before bed, slip on our Bunion Night Splint. The plastic brace straps your toe firmly in position while soft foam soothes the tender area. Overnight, tight tendons and toe muscles stretch. Podiatrists recommend this for patients who don’t want painful, costly bunion surgery. Washable. Adjustable with Velcro. Not recommended for those with diabetes.