A bunion splint is a device that is worn on the foot to help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with bunions. The splint is designed to hold the big toe in a straight position, which can help to reduce the pressure on the bunion and slow the progression of the deformity.
Bunion splints are typically made from a soft and breathable material, and are worn on the inside of the foot, over the big toe joint. They can be worn with shoes or as a standalone treatment option. Some bunion splints come in the form of a toe separator that separates the big toe from the other toes. This can help to reduce friction and pressure on the bunion.
Bunion splints can be helpful for people who have mild to moderate bunions and can be worn during the day or at night. They can also help to reduce pain and inflammation, improve blood flow, and ease pressure on the big toe joint.
It's important to note that bunion splints are not a cure for bunions, but they can help to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with the condition. It's important to consult with a podiatrist or a medical professional for proper diagnosis and treatment plan.