How To Use A Bunion Night Splint
According to the CPMA a bunion is "an enlargement of the joint at the base of toe - The metatarsophalangeal joint - that occurs when the bone or tissue of the big toe's joint is displaced". Although it is better to prevent bunions, for cases in which they have already occurred, there are some remedies such as night correctors. This system aims to reduce the pain and prevent the development of bunions, by pressing on the joint. It gradually aligns the soft tissues and joints without harming them. In this OneHowTo article, we explain how to use a bunion night splint.
The first step before you use a bunion night splint, you should take a shower or wash your feet, making sure to dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes. If you leave your feet moist, you may develop foot fungus, so make sure to keep them dry.
Slide the bunion night splint between the big toe and the one next to it, use the wide strip to attach it to the inner side of the foot. We should highlight that certain bunion splints can vary a little and use another subjection system, so you'll have to carefully follow the box instructions.
The next step will be to put the other bunion night splint strap, normally elastic or adjustable, around the foot and tie it to the other strap. You'll need to tighten the strap until your big toe is totally straight, creating some pressure.
In the morning, when you wake up, take the bunion night splint off and clean it with a cloth or damp washcloth to avoid accumulation of sweat or debris. You should put your night splint on your foot every night and be constant to get visible results.
There are some other alternatives to getting rid of bunions and bunion pain without having surgery:
- Special rehab, guided by a therapist
- Bunion pads
- Specific shoe soles
- Natural treatments
We advise you to take a look at our article on how to remove bunions without surgery for further information.
In some cases, the only possible treatment to get better and get rid of bunions is surgery, so it's possible that your podiatrist or doctor determines you should have a surgical intervention in order to forget about this lump at once and for all.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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- Visit your doctor so he or she can take a look at the state of your bunion
- Be constant when using a bunion night splint