how to get the best results with a bunion splint
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Many individuals turn to devices like bunion splints or orthotics in an effort to correct their foot deformity while avoiding the need for painful, expensive bunion surgery.

However, there are some best practices that should be used in order to get optimal results from a bunion splint or orthotic.

First, choose a model that can be adjusted for size. Proper fit of a bunion splint is key in correcting the bony protrusion. Place the brace part of the splint along the foot's metatarsal bone and follow instructions to secure the bunion splint snugly to the foot.

A hinged splint allows the user to walk while wearing it, which may help speed up the process of correcting a bunion.

Individuals will need to wear the splint regularly for six to eight weeks before they begin to see improvements. After that, they should remember to wear it two to three times weekly in order to maintain progress.  

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Bunion assessment tool available on Alpha Orthotics website

Individuals who are unsure of whether they have a bunion, or are wondering about the severity of their bunions, may want to consider printing out a tool called the Manchester scale, which is available on the Alpha Orthotics website.

Injury underscores need for bunion splints for soccer players
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Injury underscores need for bunion splints for soccer players

British soccer player Elliot Grandin is set to return to his team, the Seasiders, following a series of issues with his foot, according to the Blackpool Gazette.

More nurses may mean good things for bunion splint stock shares
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More nurses may mean good things for bunion splint stock shares

People who work in fields where they stand on their feet all day – from waitresses to teachers and doctors – have a tendency to develop bunions as a result of the constant pressure placed on the metatarsal bones.

Bunion pain so bad you could curse
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Bunion pain so bad you could curse? Go ahead.

When bunions progress and begin rubbing against the inside of shoes, causing a stiff toe joint or hindering landing mechanics, they can induce some pretty significant pain

Correcting biomechanics may ease bunion pain
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Correcting biomechanics may ease bunion pain, runner’s knee

An article in the New York Daily News features a question posed by a 36-year-old runner who is concerned with his stiff knee, which he developed as a result of practicing his sport for years.

Foot models need to remain bunion free
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Foot models need to remain bunion-free

Not all models strut the runway as head-to-toe examples of physical perfection. Some ladies make a good living by showing off one particularly attractive body part, such as the feet or hands.

Bunion correction may be a necessary prerequisite for Piloxing
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Bunion correction may be a necessary prerequisite for Piloxing

Piloxing is a new exercise trend that blends high-energy boxing with muscle-toning Pilates. Developed by former Swedish bodybuilder Viveca Jensen, the exercise is geared toward women who want to tone their bodies while having fun.

New device may provide comfort during bike rides
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New device may provide comfort during bike rides

There are few things more relaxing than taking a leisurely Sunday cruise on a bicycle, until rigid bike shoes begin putting stress on bunions. In order to alleviate this problem, BikeFit developed its Bunion Shoe Stretcher.

Basketball players should be wearing bunion splints during shutdown
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Basketball players should be wearing bunion splints during shutdown

Professional basketball players put a lot of stress on their feet as a result of running and frequent sudden stops, motions which are known to induce bunions or hammer toe.