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Bunions Bunions, also known as Hallux Abducto Valgus, are characterized as a bony, painful lump on the side of the big toe. If the lump continues to grow, it may produce stiffness, discomfort and other conditions such as arthritis.

One of the factors that promote formation of bunions is over pronation of the feet. People with pronated feet are more prone to develop joint problems because of the increased pressure given to muscles and joints.

Lightfeet insoles help relieve the pain by cushioning the feet and controlling over pronation.

What are Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)?

Bunion refers to the enlargement of the metatarsophalangeal joint, also known as the big toe joint, or the surrounding tissues around it. This enlargement results in a bump on the base of the big toe. It is a progressive disorder that may start with leaning of the big toe; the bump will become more prominent over the years. In the later stages, the bony growth will cause the big toe to overlap or underlap the 2nd toe.

Redness, swelling and pain may occur, especially when the toe deviates and other foot problem develops. People with bunions can also acquire the following disorders of the foot:

  • Corns and callouses
  • Ingrown nail
  • 2nd toe may develop hammer toe

What causes Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)?

  • Faulty biomechanical structure of the foot
  • Wearing inappropriate footwear won’t cause bunions but can make it worse
  • Abnormal gait
  • Foot abnormalities such as flat feet, collapsed arches and pronated feet
  • Certain activities that put much pressure on the joints such as ballet dancing

Treatment for Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)?

  • Physical therapy to improve the range of motion and alleviate symptoms
  • Wearing of appropriate footwear
  • Exercises to maintain the mobility of the joints and prevent symptoms from appearing
  • Use night splints to hold the toe in the proper position and relieve the symptoms
  • Orthotics to the relieve the pressure and pain from the bump
  • Surgery for rare and severe cases: damage joints and cases in which the bunion has progressed into other deformities

Orthotics help in fixing the biomechanical abnormalities of the foot. It also realigns the body to improve your gait, and relieve the pressure brought to the affected joint.

Because of this, Lightfeet insoles can also prevent pain, swelling and other symptoms of bunions. Correcting the biomechanical abnormalities of the foot decreases the likelihood of developing bunions.

If you are suffering from bunion or you are developing bunions, try Lightfeet insoles for prevention and to alleviate pain associated with bunions.

Lightfeet design features help to re-align the foot to reduce injury and pain.