A bunion gel sleeve is a type of bunion pad that is worn over the bunion to provide cushioning and support. It is typically made of a soft, stretchy material and is designed to fit snugly over the bunion. It can be worn with most types of shoes including sneakers, dress shoes, and even high heels.
The gel inside the bunion gel sleeve is often formulated with ingredients such as menthol, camphor, and methyl salicylate, which can provide a cooling and soothing effect to the affected area, thereby reducing pain and inflammation. It is designed to redistribute pressure away from the bunion and help to alleviate pain and discomfort.
Bunion gel sleeves are non-invasive, easy to use and can be worn at any time, including during activities and while sleeping. They can be used alone or in combination with other treatments such as bunion pads, splints, orthotics, or physical therapy.
It's important to note that bunion gel sleeves are not a substitute for medical treatment, but they can help to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by bunions. It's always recommended to consult with a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon to determine if a bunion gel sleeve is appropriate for you and to make sure it's used correctly.