Do Bunion Correctors Work? Podiatrists Tell Us the Truth—And When To Wear One
October 17, 2021 | By Taylor Bell
There are many causes of foot pain, but having a bunion may be one of the most agonizing (it is for me, at least). Oftentimes, bunions form as a result of genetics, or over time if your feet are constantly squeezed into a narrow space (or both). This ultimately causes the big toe to slant toward the second toe, resulting in a protruding bone, or knot at the front of your foot. “bunions are a progressive condition in which there is a bony prominence that protrudes near the big toe joint,” Adam Kaplan, DPM, podiatrist and CEO of Arcus Orthotics, previously told Well+Good.
Bunions can lead to a lot of discomfort, pain and even prevent you from wearing your favorite shoes. I was recently reminded of this fact when I wore a pair of sneakers that were way too narrow and kept rubbing against the side of my foot. Needless to say, that put a lot of pressure on my bunion and caused me to steer clear of heels for the next few days. At the same time, I wondered if there was an easy way to prevent the pain without getting surgery.