Our feet have an important job to support us and carry the weight of the body. Healthy feet are essential for mobility and stability. The average person walks 100,000 miles in their lifetime, so feet are crucial for everyday health and wellbeing.
Because feet play a critical role in our daily activities, from walking to the kitchen to running a marathon, it's important that feet are well cared for. Complications, such as bunions, are one of the most common foot problems in the US. In fact, up to one-third of adults suffer from a bunion deformity, particularly women and older adults.
If you suspect you may have a bunion, or currently suffering from one, it is best to understand what a bunion really is and how to potentially treat and provide relief. Fortunately, for less severe bunions, there are easy treatment options like Bunion Ease Socks to correct alignment and alleviate pain.
What are Bunions?
A bunion (also known as hallux valgus) is a misaligned bone of the front part of the foot. The big toe leans into the second toe instead of pointing straight. This produces the bunion's bump on the side of the foot.
Bunions are a gradual disorder. They start with the lean in the big toe, which gradually shifts the angle of the bones and slowly produces the characteristic bump, which becomes increasingly prominent over time. Some people have a very mild bunion with a small bump and no pain, while others have a large bump, arch loss, deviation of the toes, chronic foot pain such as soreness and swelling, and sometimes pain in the calf.
What Causes Bunions?
Foot mechanics and foot structure may increase your risk of developing a bunion from the pressure of the way you walk or the shape of your foot. As a result, hereditary foot structure problems, like flat-feet, can cause bunions. Foot injuries, inflammatory diseases, or simply ill-fitted, narrow shoes increase the risk for developing bunions.
Treatment and Management of Bunions
Bunions do not go away without surgical intervention. However, there are many non-surgical treatments that focus on relieving symptoms and prevent the bunion from progressing. Bunion pads and tape, wide toe shoes, and orthotic devices can help.
If you think you may be at risk for bunions or already experiencing symptoms of bunions, bunion relief socks may be a good option to your treatment plan. However, if you experience severe bunion pain, always consult your doctor first on the best method to recovery.
The Zensah Bunion Ease Socks offer relief and comfort for those suffering from bunions, early-stage bunions, hammertoes, overlapping toes, hallux valgus issues, tailor’s bunions (bunionettes), or corns or calluses. This bunion pain relief sock works as a bunion corrector sock with a split-toe design to separate the toes, support to slightly straighten, and cushioning to relieve pressure caused by bunions and similar foot issues. The innovative bunion sock is designed to alleviate bunion symptoms and reduce toe friction while providing comfort and support.
By simply adding bunion corrective socks to your treatment plan, foot pain can decrease and prevent bunions from intensifying. Every step counts; be sure that each step is pain free!