Bunions/Hammer Toes

What are bunions/bunionettes?

  • Bunions are a deformity of the big toe in which it excessively angles towards the second toe and leads to a bony lump on the side of the foot. Bunionette’s however are a deformity of the fifth toe.
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Why do I have bunions?

  • Bunions are caused when the bone or tissue at the bottom of the big toe is moved out of place, due to excessive/abnormal weight pressure.

Symptoms of bunions

  • Bulging bump on the side of the big toe
  • Swelling or redness around toe
  • Restricted movement of toe
  • Physical discomfort or pain
  • Possible numbness
  • Difficulty walking

How can Orthotics help bunions?

  • Our longitudinal arch supports reach under the metatarsals, to distribute body-weight evenly and relieve pressure.
  • Orthotics help correct the way you stand or walk, therefore slowing the advancement of bunion growth.

What is Hammer Toe?

  • Hammer toes are the deformity of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth or pinky toes.
  • This abnormal bending can place pressure on the toe causing problems to develop.
  • The most common cause of hammer toes is a muscle/tendon imbalance.
  • Pressure from a bunion can cause this deformity.

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How can Orthotics help Hammer Toe?

  • Our metatarsal arch balances muscles and tendons suspending further deterioration.
  • Orthotics help by shifting toes position which relives pain.