Did you know that around 10-25% of people worldwide suffer with bunions?
They might be common, but they certainly can be uncomfortable! Discover how OrthoSole insoles can dramatically reduce discomfort from bunions by realigning your feet, stabilising any existing over pronation and relieving impact and pressure from walking and other daily activities.
In laymen’s terms, bunions are bony lumps that develop on or near to the joint of your big toe (which is called the metatarsophalangeal, or MTP for short). They begin to appear when the bones that make up the MTP starts to shift towards the inside of the foot. Over time, this will change the structure of these bones and create that all-too-familiar bump.
Bunions don’t normally appear overnight. Enlarged and inflamed MTP joints will take a while to develop.
Tight footwear is the biggest culprit here. Shoes that restrict your usual movement will eventually push your big toe joint into an unnatural position, creating a protrusion from the inside of the forefoot and potentially affecting the alignment of your second and even your third toe.
Though it’s widely thought that ill-fitting shoes and excess pronation are the biggest causes of bunions, they will sometimes develop on their own. They are also common in people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
Small bunions don’t normally cause too much of an issue – but the larger they get, the more they will begin to rub against the insides of your shoes, and the more painful and difficult walking will become. Highly advanced bunions can also dramatically change the appearance of your feet, and even create callouses in areas where the toes are rubbing against each other.
If you notice that you’re developing a bunion, the best thing you can do is choose to wear supportive, well-fitting shoes with a soft sole in place of high heels and other types of footwear that are known to make the problem worse.
If the pain is particularly bad, you can try:
You should also consider investing in our incredibly effective orthotic OrthoSole insoles, which can be used to combat bunion pain and all kinds of other foot-related conditions.
Orthotic OrthoSole insoles add an extra layer of cushioning to the arch of each foot. This layer provides additional support to the metatarsal bones, takes some of the pressure off the big toe, and provides almost instant relief from bunion pain.
Additionally, insoles for bunions also promote better alignment in the feet, the ankles and the lower body, which will improve your posture and take some of the stress off the joints and muscles in your knees, hips and lower back.
Orthotic insoles don’t just treat bunions, though – they can also help to prevent them. When you wear these highly supportive inserts in your regular shoes, the products will be working around the clock to improve your joint stability, restore better foot function and eradicate some of the pressure and friction that’s causing pain and discomfort.
Our OrthoSole footwear range, which also consists of specialist sandals and flip flops, offers great options for people who suffer from bunions. These summer shoes are light, breezy and yet still astoundingly supportive – and they’re available in a range of men’s and women’s styles.