A bunion cushion is a type of pad or insert that is worn inside the shoe to help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by bunions. These cushions are designed to redistribute pressure away from the bunion and provide cushioning to the affected area. They can be made of various materials such as gel, foam or silicone. They can be worn with or without shoes.
Bunion cushions can be used as a part of conservative treatment for bunions and can be used along with other treatments such as orthotics, wearing shoes with a wide toe box, or taping the bunion. They can help to reduce pain and inflammation, and can also help to prevent the bunion from worsening over time. Some bunion cushions come with a toe loop which helps to hold the big toe in proper alignment. It's always best to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon before using any type of bunion cushion, to make sure it is appropriate for your specific condition.