Bunions are painful swellings that develop most often on the inner side of the foot near the base of the first toe (hallux). Less frequently, bunions occur at the base of the fifth toe (called a "tailor's bunion"). Bunions result from inflammation and thickening of the bursa (fluid-filled sac in the connective tissue) and cause abnormal bone formation and misalignment of the toe. They cause redness, tenderness, and pain, and alter the normal position of the first toe.
- Wearing tight, pointy-toed, or high-heeled shoes, and shoes that are too small.
- Hereditary foot deformities
- Flat Feet
Massaging Insoles lift the foot arch and relieve stress on the cord that align the big and small toe, relaxes the toes and puts less stress on the bunion.
Wear proper fitting footwear, Soak feet in warm water, Apply ice to the area.
The information presented is not intended to replace medical advice of your Doctor. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific condition.