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Is Bunion Taping Just for Athletes?

07 May

[S]omething we’ve never tried but have been seeing more of lately are articles on bunion taping.  We usually see these How-To’s pinned to an athletic website such as Livestrong.com or listed on sports injury clinic websites.  After all, who else would spend the time to learn the technique and tightly wrap your foot?  Most of us don’t have time to do that before we head off to work in our Jimmy Choo 3-inch heels (ok, most of us ladies don’t actually own Choos, but we’d like to!).  After doing our own research on the topic here’s what we learned, broken down into usable chunks of information.  (Of course, anyone attempting this should consult with your doctor, especially if you have moderate to severe bunions.)

WHY?

Taping bunions can reduce the bunion pain and stress brought on during the day’s stress including most shoes and standing/walking.  It’s often used to provide support, stability, or rehabilitation to athletes suffering from bunion pain including runners, dancers, bikers, and skiers.  It can also provide protection against the friction often caused from non-bunion-friendly footwear, and even possibly padding in those shoes that just don’t give our nubs the space or protection they need (i.e. ski boots, spin shoes, and soccer cleats).  There are a few different strategies you could try out there –  let us know which one works best!  (You can even Google “Bunion Taping Techniques” and watch the YouTube videos for demonstrations and additional details.)

PROS

  • When you tape your bunions, you are protecting them from the unavoidable scuffing and rubbing from your shoes which in time can easily lead to blisters, redness, tenderness, and often inflamed bunions.  Should bursitis set in around the bunion, it takes even longer to heal and requires a more consistent treatment.  Taping is a great option to manage that swelling and irritation.
  • Taping bunions can also provide the desired padding inside more rigid footwear, often founds in sports such as dancing, skiing, soccer, and spinning/biking.  There’s nothing worse than bone on plastic which is what you get when you put those shoes on and head out to enjoy your active lifestyle without any additional level of protection, or in the case of soccer; expose your poor nubs to the repeated pounding of a ball.

CONS

  • Most of us don’t have the time in the morning as we are getting ready for work to find the tape, let alone go through the process of taping our feet.  Not to mention, testing and trying out the various techniques to find the one for our foot.
  • Your feet swell during the day, it’s just a fact.   Whether you are a professional athlete or sell insurance from a desk all day, your feet will swell.   This can be quite the nuisance if the taping ends up being quite tight, or the space in your shoes just doesn’t ALLOW for the swelling AND tape.  Your bunions might be pain-free but… low and behold, it’s really because half your foot has lost its circulation – doh!

Bunion Taping to Protect and Pad

Bottom Line

Taping is great and it definitely serves a purpose for those that wear extremely rigid footwear, anticipate taking a hit on the bunion (think soccer!), or are healing from the dreaded bunion surgery.  But for the majority of us, something as simple as Bunion Bootie can meet the need of most bunion sufferers; it protects from friction, may improve gait and balance issues by bringing the big toe straight again, and is quick and easy to put on each morning.   The padding isn’t much (which is what allows it to fit so easily in any shoe) so if you’re heading to the soccer field, take the tape! :)

 

The Newest Relief for Bunion Pain!

23 Aug

[N]ow available and sold exclusively online….Bunion Bootie!

Are you looking for a non-surgical solution for your bunion pain?  Have you tried rigid splints, toe spacers, bunion cushions, and other home-grown devices to alleviate tense toes and aching feet after a long day of walking, standing, or running?  Well, slip your bothered bump into the Bunion Bootie for a customized fit and around the clock support for your foot.

Bunion Bootie is offered in 4 sizes currently; small, medium, large, and X-large. There’s a size guide to assess your correct size.   Additionally, unlike it’s stubborn splint counterpart, the Bunion Bootie is designed to fit either your left or right foot for that “Juuuust right” fit. 

Bunion Bootie is 100% composed of a soft flexible material that hugs your foot while anchored with an ankle strap, so that it gently pulls your big toe back to it’s anatomically correct position without fierce force or bulky material. 

At only 0.4mm thick it can be worn in any shoe without anyone being the wiser.  That’s right, any shoe!  Running shoe, dress shoe, work shoe, or sandles (although frowned upon by the fashion police).  You can even wear it barefoot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No one wants to resort to surgery and until now there hasn’t been a viable option for bunion sufferers to turn to. 

With Bunion Bootie you can customize your relief and correction of the big toe by selecting a size true to fit or going one size smaller for a more aggressive correction.

Wear the more relaxed fitted bootie after a grueling 14 hours shift on your feet (nurses! hospitality workers!) and wear the tighter fitted bootie on the weekends, in your running shoes, around the house, and to bed.  It’s really up to you and your foot.

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Bunion Bootie feedback

17 Jul

To all that have tried Bunion Bootie, please do leave feedback on the fit and wear, we love the input and will use it to improve upon the product in the future

 
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