Bunions


 

How it feels

Bunions typically are not painful in the early stages, but as the deformity of the big toe joint (metatarso-phalangeal joint) worsens, the joint capsule breaks, and new tissue forms at the joint.  The pain is usually felt in the joint. 
 

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Although podiatrists blame bunions on shoes, bunions are more likely caused by hyperpronation of the foot (arches that collapse and ankles that roll in).  Bunions are often said to be hereditary.  We know for sure that the particular foot structure that causes hyperpronation  certainly is inherited from generation to generation.   Hyperpronation causes many people to walk with flared feet.  Instead of pushing off straight ahead with their first metatarsal and big toe, they push off with the second metatarsal across the big toe.  With every step, the big toe is pushed toward the second toe.  After years of walking this way, the joint finally gives in. 

 

 

A moderate bunion, if not too painful, may be prevented from getting worse by improving foot mechanics.

How to eliminate the pain

If your bunions are painful, the only relief may come from surgery.  On the other hand, if the bunion is not too severe or painful, and you want to avoid surgery, you need to reduce hyperpronation.  If done properly, your gait will change so that you will walk with less outward rotation of your feet which will reduce the sideways pressure on the big toe.  This will prevent the bunions from worsening, and it may appear reduced in size because of less irritation and swelling.  Several people with early onset bunions have reported them to reduce in size or even disappear because of improved gait mechanics. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hyperpronation

If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause bunions.

 

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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including pain from bunions.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 

 

"Normalize Your Feet"

 

 

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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

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  • Check your foot mechanics

We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

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