If you are a woman it is likely that you wear high heeled shoes.
Because of these fashionable but unhealthy shoes you may be suffering from painful bunions and be seeking some bunion separator.
A bunion is an enlargement of the joint, typically the joint of your big toe caused by an increased bone formation.
This causes persistent pain, discomfort and in some cases misalignment of the toe and subsequent toes.
For some women who already have foot problems a bunion may make pain worse, and for others a bunion causes chronic pain and impedes the ability to walk properly.
Some Ways to get Bunion Pain Relief
There are a few ways to relieve the pain of a bunion without surgery.
If you are rarely seen without your pointy toed pumps it could be time to trade in your high heels for some proper walking shoes to help relieve the pressure on your bunion.
In more severe cases bunion pain relief can be obtained with a steroid injection into the joint of the big toe.
There also the physical support products that may help relieve some of the discomfort like the bunion regulator and the bunion splint or as they are also called toe correctors.
Some of these having a night time supports with extra cushioning for comfort while sleeping.
There is a lot a bit of rest, ice an anti inflammatory (to relieve pain and reduce swelling) and the right correctly fitting pair of shoes can do for bunion relief.
These treatments are temporary measure to relieve pain and discomfort caused by bunions, and cannot reverse the damage already done to your feet.
If simple bunion pain relief methods are not working for you speak with a podiatrist and your doctor about bunion surgery.
The surgery for a bunion includes removing the bony formation, realigning the big toe and possibly inserting stabilizing screws into the joint.
This will cure the persistent pain and provide you with easier mobility and bunion relief.
Sadly, this is not always a permanent and successful surgery. Be sure to consider all the options.
Many times patients experience a painful healing process after surgery only to find that the repair does not last.
The main goal of bunion surgery is to relieve pain and improve mobility not to improve the appearance of the foot.