Bunion Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
How do you stop a bunion from growing?
A bunion, also known as Hallux Valgus, is a deformity of the big toe bones that causes a prominent bump on the side of the foot. This is a painful condition that will get worse over time without treatment. We recommend the BioSkin bunion strap to help control a bunion.
What causes a bunion?
The bump commonly referred to as a bunion is actually caused by changes in the bone structure of the foot. The first metatarsal bone of the big toe begins to angle outward, which in turn leads to the big toe pointing inward. The deformity starts as a slight lean of the big toe and gets progressively worse over time as the bones begin to shift. The underlying cause of bunions is hereditary but the progression can be sped along by poor footwear choices.
How does a strap work to treat a bunion?
A bunion strap promotes proper alignment of the big toe in order to slow the progression of the bunion.