Soft Bunion Splint Brace for Big Toe Alignment & Hallux Valgus Pain Relief


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What is Hallux Valgus & Do Bunion Correctors Really Work?

A bunion (hallux valgus) is a bony bump on the joint at the base of your big toe, forming when your big toe pushes against the next toe. On a rare occasion, bunions can also affect the outside of your foot at the base of your pinky toe. This type of bunion is referred to as a bunionette or tailor's bunion.

While a bunionectomy (bunion removal surgery) is the only way to truly correct your crooked big toe, bunion surgery is an expensive option that requires a long recovery period. A splint pulls your toe back into proper alignment, slowing bunion progression and formation. Though splinting isn’t a quick, overnight fix, it is a long-term management solution that can help relieve pain and discomfort caused by hallux valgus.

use this bunion splint to correct hallux valgus and crooked toes

Corrective toe separators can be for treatment of these conditions:

  • Bunions
  • Hallux valgus
  • Crooked, calloused or overlapped toes
  • Beetle-crusher bone
  • Ectropion toes
  • Arthritis

The Top 3 Causes of Bunions Including Big Toe Arthritis

  1. Genetics
  2. Medical conditions, like arthritis
  3. Tight, Narrow Shoes

While the exact cause is unknown, it is believed that bunions are caused by multiple factors including genetics, certain medical conditions, and tight shoes. Unsurprisingly, a family history of bunions increases the likelihood that you will develop them as well. Various medical conditions such as cerebral palsy and arthritis have also been linked to the formation of bunions.

The three types of arthritis that cause bunions include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Gout

While it is still up for debate, many doctors and scientists believe that wearing tight shoes can actually result in bunions. If you suffer from bunions, we recommend taking a break from your high heels and consulting with your doctor. A comfortable, roomy pair of sneakers or running shoes will give your sore toe joint some much-needed breathing space.

How Do I Know If I Have a Bunion?

Depending on the severity, bunions may or may not cause any symptoms. Common signs include pain, pressure, irritations, and sometimes complications like bursitis. In some cases, symptoms and pain can be severe, resulting in trouble walking (read more about common walking injuries) and a distorted appearance of your foot. You might also experience reddening of your skin near or on the bunion.

The most common symptoms of bunions include:

  • Enlarged, bony bump on your big toe joint
  • Redness and swelling
  • Foot pain
  • Stiffness
  • Hardened skin or callus
  • Restricted mobility of your big toe

Bunions will only get worse with time. So it’s a good idea to prevent further deformity and pain with a support as soon as possible.

5 Reasons You’ll Love This Soft Bunion Splint

  1. Breathable & Lightweight 

    This adjustable bunion pad is made of ultra soft, open-cell foam and nylon lining for a cool, comfortable fit during extended wear.

  2. Enclosed Aluminum Splint

    An integrated aluminum splint gently realigns your big toe to slow the progression and formation of bunions, reducing friction, inflammation, and pressure for comfortable pain relief.

  3. Fits Inside a Sock or Loose Shoe

    This bunion straightener will not slip or bunch and can easily be worn with socks and most styles of shoes throughout the day, if necessary.

  4. Perfect for Sleeping

    We understand that pain and discomfort do not stop when the sun goes down. Our comfortable and padded, bedtime toe corrector provides moderate realignment of your big toe during the night.

  5. Adjustable Toe Wrap

    Adjust the durable, ergonomic toe guard to achieve the perfect fit around your big toe. Simply pull diagonally for greater inward torque to straighten your metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP joint).

the lightweight bunion splint can be worn while sleeping or in shoes

When to Consider Bunion Removal Surgery over Our Treatment Splint

As previously mentioned, braces are designed to relieve pain, not cure your bunions. Surgery is typically only performed if you have intolerable bunion pain that has severely disrupted your lifestyle and non-surgical methods of bunion treatment fail. Directly after surgery, your doctor will likely recommend wearing a bunion boot. Once you’ve made a full recovery, this soft bunion splint can help prevent the recurrence of bunions!

You might want to consider bunion surgery if you...

  • Find it hard to walk short distances
  • Cannot wear shoes
  • Cannot obtain any relief

As always, we recommend discussing any pain you may be experiencing and your options for bunion surgery with your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Big Toe Straightener

  • What conditions / injuries does this bunion support aid treat? Relieves discomfort caused by bunions, hallux valgus, crooked, calloused or overlapped toes, beetle-crusher bone, ectropion toes, and arthritis. (Click here for turf toe or broken toe wraps.)
  • How does it work? Specifically designed to provide constant and gentle sideways pressure on your big toe to realign the joint, slowing down the progression and formation of bunions.
  • Who can wear this brace? Men and women of all ages can benefit from this toe stabilizer wrap.
  • What size should I get? Using a soft, flexible tape measure, find the circumference around the widest part of your foot arch, in inches. Refer to our sizing chart to select the correct size.
  • When should I wear them? You should always follow a doctor’s instructions regarding usage. But generally speaking, you can safely wear this bunion splint throughout the day or night.
  • What are they made of? Nylon outer layer with open-cell foam core, Medical-grade fasteners, and aluminum splint. All components are latex free.
  • How do I put them on? Undo the closures and remove the fastener strip. Place your foot over the brace. Wrap the brace around your foot arch and secure with the splint along the side of your foot. Attach the fastener strip to the toe strap. Wrap it around your toe diagonally and secure. Gradually increase the amount of tension. Adjust as needed for the best fit. Loosen the strap if you experience pain.
  • Washing Instructions: Hand wash in warm water with mild soap. Allow the brace to air dry completely before reapplying. Do not use high temperatures to wash or dry.
  • Other features:
    • Natural, non-invasive fix for bunion toe pain.
    • Easy to put on, take off, and adjust.
    • Made in America
  • Color: Black.
sizing chart for soft bunion splint fits foot circumferences from 8 inches to 10 inches
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