Can orthotics really improve bunions?

Biocorrect, LLC


Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to help your foot issues. They can provide you with personalized support and address specific foot conditions. Can the magic of these inserts work wonders on bunions? Yes, they can!

What are bunions?

Bunions are bony bumps at the base of your big toe that can be a big pain. They affect approximately one-third of Americans. They usually happen alongside a biomechanical issue like overpronation or flat feet. These two issues can become a dynamic duo of discomfort. There are also other causes of bunions. Heredity can also play a role in developing bunions thanks to inheriting foot structures through generations. A large contributor to the development of bunions can be improper footwear like tight shoes or high heels. Stepping in to save the day from bunions are orthotics. 

How are orthotics so magical?

Orthotics work their magic by helping to spread the pressure evenly across your foot. When bunions are in play, orthotics can be your big toe joint’s bodyguard. Orthotics can help reduce the strain and can ease bunion-related pain. They can help control any funky foot movements that may be a contributing factor to your bunions. 

Custom orthotics are the true magicians. They are tailored specifically to your foot shape and walking style. They can be more effective than the generic ones you can grab at the store. Podiatrists and foot experts can prescribe these after examining your feet, looking at your foot structure and how you move. 

Orthotics can be instrumental in slowing down the growth of bunions. Thanks to their customized support and redistribution of pressure, they can help alleviate strain on your big toe joint, slowing down growth. While they can help slow the growth, orthotics cannot make bunions disappear. Orthotics for bunions are a proactive approach to improving foot health by managing symptoms and reducing discomfort. 

How can I get custom orthotics for my bunions?

You’ll want to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist to get the best custom orthotics. During your initial visit, they’ll give your feet a good once-over to assess your foot structure, biomechanics and the severity of your bunions. Once they have the information they need, they’ll be able to recommend the custom orthotics to meet your needs. They’ll take an impression of your feet to get the exact measurements of your feet. These measurements will help guide them in making the perfect orthotics that will work best with your unique feet. Follow the specialist’s guidance; they know their stuff. 

Let Biocorrect help you stride comfortably with bunion-fighting orthotics

At Biocorrect, we proudly offer custom orthotics to help those who are dealing with foot issues, including bunions. Our inserts are designed to help address the unique characteristics of your feet by providing you with personalized support to alleviate the discomfort associated with bunions. Our expert team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your feet to create orthotics tailored to support your specific foot needs. 

Contact us to learn more about the orthotics we offer or to set up an initial evaluation with one of our certified pedorthists.