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Dr. Stilwell Recommendations

Treat Bunions before surgery!

Bunions, also known as hallux valgus, are bony bumps on the joint at the base of the big toe, causing foot pain and discomfort. They affect a significant portion of the population and can worsen over time if left untreated.

Causes of Bunions: Bunions develop due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The primary causes include:

  • Genetic Predisposition: A family history of bunions increases the risk, indicating a genetic tendency towards the condition.
  • Improper Footwear: Wearing tight, narrow, or high-heeled shoes can exacerbate bunions by putting excessive pressure on the toes.
  • Biomechanical Issues: Conditions like low arches, flat feet, and overpronation can lead to instability around the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, contributing to bunion formation.
  • Prolonged Standing or Walking: Occupations requiring long standing or walking periods can increase the risk of bunions.
PODIATRY ADVICE

5 steps for Preventing and Healing Bunions.

Using bunion correction spacers and bunion pads can protect the sore bunion joint from shoe pressure and friction and provide significant bunion pain relief. We highly recommend wearing daily the PediFix® Visco-GEL® Dual-Action Bunion Fix™. It has the perfect combination of bunion correction and protection. All good pads for feet, especially pads for women, are made of a special gel that releases mineral oil to soothe and soften the skin, offering comfort and protection.
1. Good Shoes are the Key!

One of the most effective ways to prevent and relieve bunion pain is by wearing appropriate footwear. Shoes with a wide toe box and good arch support can help reduce pressure on the bunion and prevent it from worsening. Brands such as Orthofeet or Hoka, offer shoes designed to accommodate bunions and promote foot health.


Having shoes in your closet that promote foot health doesn't have to be boring!

2. Relieve bunion pain with Gel Spacers and Pads for women

Using bunion correction spacers and bunion pads can protect the sore bunion joint from shoe pressure and friction and provide significant bunion pain relief.

We highly recommend wearing daily the PediFix® Visco-GEL® Dual-Action Bunion Fix™. It has the perfect combination of bunion correction and protection. These pads for women, are made of a special gel that releases mineral oil to soothe and soften the skin.

If you have little toe bunions and with irritation, this product is perfect to be worn daily, the PediFix® Visco-GEL® Little Toe Bunion Guard, crafted to safeguard this delicate area. Its advanced Gel formula not only provides soothing relief but also softens the skin for enhanced comfort.

3. Wear splints for bunions every night

Bunion splints are useful in managing bunion pain by preventing the big toe from rubbing against the second toe and helping to realign the joint.

You can wear our best recommendation to promote proper big toe alignment or bunion correction, the PediFix® Nighttime Bunion Regulator™. This device can be worn every night and you will feel a big relief while correcting bunions

4. Wear daily Stand Strong® Arch Supports!

Our wonderful Stand Strong Alignment Technology - SSAT™ was designed to promote the perfect toe alignment while realigning your feet balancing the stride, your feet is a complete machine chain with 33 joints and 26 bones, and when spreading open your toes with Stand Strong® arches, you will feel how it makes everything align and the foot pain will disappear in some days.

While wearing these perfect pads for feet and breaking them in slowly every day, you will feel a complete bunion pain relief and also will prevent bunions to promote beauty and healthy feet. And the best part, they can be worn with any type of shoe!! even with sandals :).

5. Exercises and Stretches as bunion self care

Regular exercises and stretches can strengthen the muscles around the affected joint and improve foot mobility. Toe stretches, like band exercises and toe curls, enhance toe strength and flexibility. Yoga poses such as downward dog and seated forward bend can also stretch and strengthen the muscles around the bunion, providing relief from discomfort.

Relieve the bunion's pain

This Relief Balance Balm contains natural oils and CBD, it can help you relieve the bunion's pain, apply it every night.

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Fixing Bunions Effectively with Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

When having an advanced large bunion and when conservative treatments fail to provide adequate relief, surgical options may be considered. Minimally invasive bunion surgery offers several advantages over traditional procedures:

  • Reduced Recovery Time
  • Minimal Scarring.
  • Immediate Weight-Bearing
  • Improved Stabilization

There are numerous ways to address bunions, from wearing proper footwear and using bunion pads to incorporating exercises and considering minimally invasive surgery. Contact your podiatrist for more information.

It's never late to recover your beautiful feet and Stand Strong!

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